Edward Smith

Company: WorleyParsons
Position: Country director

Biography:Edward Smith has been country director for Australia’s WorleyParsons in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain since 2010 and has more than 40 years’ experience in the energy sector.

Previously, he was CEO of Intecsea, the global subsea unit of WorleyParsons in Houston, in the US. In 2005-07, Smith took a sabbatical from the private sector to lead a nation-building advisory team as a foreign service officer in Kabul, Afghanistan for the US State Department.

As part of that assignment, he dealt with the development of Afghanistan’s mineral and gemstone sector. This experience has helped him oversee WorleyParsons’ project management role in Maaden’s aluminium project.

Smith graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology with a degree in chemical engineering in 1967 and holds an master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of Management Northwestern University, both of which are in the US.

Contact: (+966) 3 881 3775
Company website: www.worleyparsons.com