Letter from Chief Executive Officer
H. Delano Roosevelt
Dear Members of the Business Council,
I wish to extend my personal thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors, Council members and staff of the U.S.- Saudi Arabian Business Council. Having recently joined the Council as Chief Executive Officer, it is my honor to represent you all and recognize our Co-Chairmen Mr. Abdallah Jum’ah, Chairman, The Saudi Investment Bank, and Mr. Steve Demetriou, Chairman and CEO, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. I want to thank you as well as my colleagues for a warm and productive welcome.
When I joined the Council in December 2019, I found an active organization that had a very active and productive year. Throughout 2019, the Council organized numerous executive networking events, business roundtables, two trade missions, among other activities.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the historic meeting between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and H.M. King Abdulaziz Al-Saud, an especially significant date to me, my family, and the Business Council. This meeting, aboard the U.S.S. Quincy, became the formal establishment of diplomatic relations between our two great nations. We share a very special bond in not only business and commerce, but also history and friendship. I am particularly pleased to be joining the Business Council at this milestone.
Through this special partnership, the Business Council’s underlying mandate it to offer relevant programs and services to benefit you and your company’s market strategies and growth in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I encourage you to reach out to me and any of our team for your input and participation, in order to gain advantage of what we can offer you. On behalf of the Board of Directors and our Council team, we thank you for your membership in our organization and we look forward to partnering with you in 2020. Our goal is to be in closer contact with you, and add value to your membership through programs and services. We are always ready to assist in advancing your business interests between the U.S. and Saudi markets. Let us speak with you about what we have to offer in making big things happen in 2020.
H. Delano Roosevelt
Chief Executive Officer
U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council