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.