#31: Stuart Jones, Bechtel
Stuart Jones joined Bechtel in 2018 as the regional president for Europe and Middle East, following a 30-year career in the United States Foreign Service.
In September 2017, he stepped down as acting assistant secretary in the Bureau for Near East Asian Affairs at the Department of State, a position he held through the 2016 Presidential transition. Prior tours included serving as US Ambassador to Iraq from 2014 to 2016, US Ambassador to Jordan from 2011 to 2014, and deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
Other foreign tours include Turkey, Egypt, Colombia, and El Salvador. Jones is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Duke University.
One of the major projects of the contracting giant is the Riyadh Metro project, where the BACS consortium (Bechtel, Almabani, CCC, and Siemens) is responsible for the design and build of Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh metro network.