Bassim Shebaro

Bassim Shebaro’s Guide to Success

Running a multinational operation is no small task. In combination with the requirements of heading a local business, running a global presence increases exponentially in difficulty and workload. It is through the help and experience of people like Bassim Shebaro, the Group Vice President for the Middle East Region at Jacobs, that businesses are able to maintain a single culture. Three core values make up the core of a successful business model:

Always Remain a Relationship Based Company

The very first core value is one that should be considered with great severity. In fact, it is such an integral part of a successful business model that it should also be considered a fundamental business strategy. The goal is to focus on creating reinforced, long lasting relationships with each and every client.  It is no surprise that professional client relationships are the most important factor to a growing business. One can empower this unity by offering only the best customer value and by ceaselessly making performance better.


A Key Imperative is Growth

It is thanks to the needs of clients that a company can grow, so the business must evolve alongside of them. It is a well-known fact that the competitive marketplace requires growth. A business should always be aware that all their stakeholder groups, from clients to shareholder, are regularly seeking profitable growth. To satisfy those interests, one must strive for no less than 15 percent growth annually.

People are the Greatest Asset to Business

Success is due almost entirely to expertly skilled employees. Their lists of professional skills gain the work, achieve the work, generate value for those we partner with, and build loyalty with investors. As such, keeping up an environment where employees will always have goals to strive for and enjoy the rewarding sensation of doing a great job is key in a successful company culture – where every employee contributes to what makes the company a wonderful place to work for.


Riyahd Welcomes the Intellectual Conference at the Project Management Institute (PMI)

Bassim Shebaro   Riyadh, the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia, was recently the host of a large scale professional conference held by the Project Management Institute. Thanks to the patronage and support of His Royal Highness Prince Saud bin Khalid Al Faisal, Deputy Governor of the Saudi Arabia Investment Authority (SAGIA), PMI was able to bring together some of the greatest minds in their respective fields to discuss the future of engineering and project management. One of the major topics that defined discussion points throughout the gathering was the concept of Leadership and how the idea of a leader’s role is constantly in a state of flux.Bassim Shebaro

Leadership members from countless engineering and project management corporations attended, each ready to discuss their opinions and have revolutionary questions answered. While the conference had several well-known speakers, it was Mr.  Bassim Shebaro that introduced topics that were on everyone’s mind. Mr. Shebaro, representing the Saudi Chapter of the PMI, explained the ongoing activities that he was overseeing in the technical deparment, as well as how each day brought new information and insight to his career. His delightful speech aided in solving many concerns that plagued less experienced leaders at the conference.

Bassim Shebaro Mr.  Bassim Shebaro was joined at the conference by Mr. Majed Al Ghamdi, who assisted with the introduction. As President and Managing Director of Jacobs Zate, Mr. Shebaro was ready to put his over 35 years of experience to use for the benefit of his peers. Due to his extensive knowledge and level headedness, there is little doubt that many people will take his advice to heart and begin employing his tactics within their own companies. If you’re interested in learning more about Mr. Bassim Shebaro and his perspective on engineering and project management, many of his notes can be found on his professional online profiles.

Bassim Shebaro’s Success at the Technical Dinner Meeting in Al-Khobar


Bassim Shebaro When it comes to giving a presentation, the Saudi Arabian Chapter of the Project Management Institute knows exactly how to make a pleasant lasting impression. Even after nearly a year, friends, family, and co-workers recount fond memories of the Technical Dinner Meeting that was arranged in vibrant and lively Al-Khobar. The thoroughly informative and enlightening event, made possible by a sponsorship from Saudi Aramco, was led by Company representative Mr. Omar Ba Zuhar. While the presence of Ms. Nabilah Al-Tunisi – General Manager of Saudi Aramco Northern Region and President of the Saudi Arabian chapter of the Project Management Institute – was greatly missed, Ibrahim Al Ghamdi performed excellently as her standing representative.


Bassim Shebaro One of the most memorable speakers, however, was none other than Mr. Bassim Shebaro. Mr. Shebaro was introduced to over four hundred eager attendees by Mr. Majid Al-Ghamdi, Chapter VP. His rousing speech, “Who Is Managing Your Career?”, is one that truly resounded with every person present. Mr. Shebaro highlighted the importance of career planning, management, and alignment in a clear and concise manner, leaving listeners wanting more.  Achievement of professional goals and the importance of relationship building were also highlighted, wherein the strong relationship between the two topics was expressed.  He concluded with questions from the audience, masterfully responding to the collection of queries offered.


Bassim Shebaro With degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and Public Policy from Harvard University, Mr. Bassim Shebaro is one of the most thoroughly qualified experts in his field. More than 35 years of experience in engineering and management has instilled within him an impressive amount of knowledge and skill that cannot easily be matched. Those who have the opportunity to work with Mr. Shebaro recall the experience as enjoyable and fulfilling, further adding to his legacy as an exceptional master of his art.

Mr. Bassim Shebaro, Group Vice President – Middle East

Mr. Bassim Shebaro graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona-Tucson, and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University. He is presently the Group Vice President for the Middle East Region of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Joining Jacobs in 2006, Mr. Shebaro leads the operational activities and provides expert leadership, inspiration, and direction to over 1700 Engineers, Architects, Consultants and Field Services Professionals. His influence has helped many, reaching divisions located in the UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Ever industrious, Mr. Shebaro is also the President & Managing Director of Jacobs ZATE, a 1,400 plus Consulting Engineers and Field Services Company supporting Hydrocarbon, Industrial and Utility Clients, all of whom are located in Saudi Arabia. Balancing these responsibilities has taken a great deal of Shebaro’s focus, but nothing has stopped him from providing excellent service to those who depend on his expert skills.

Before joining Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Bassim Shebaro worked for 21 years as a member of the United States Air Force.  Holding various civilian positions during that time, he has notably served as the Chief Engineer for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE).  Other prestigious duties include having served as Director of Operations and Development, as a Deputy, in the Environmental Restoration Division for the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE);  as Chief of the Facility Maintenance/Utility Operations for the Air Force Reserves (AFRES); and as Chief of the Engineering and Environmental Planning for Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base.

Additionally, Mr. Shebaro has served as the Engineering Supervisor for the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) where he distinguished himself for his efforts at the Ras Tanura Refinery. With multiple years of experience, coupled with an impressive list of previous occupations, Mr. Bassim Shebaro has been an integral part of countless businesses and retains the experiences from each position.