Jaafar Hillawi


Jaafar Hillawi is a Senior Vice President and the Middle East/North Africa Regional Executive for URS Corporation.  His responsibilities include overseeing business development and operational activities of the URS’s Energy & Construction and the Infrastructure & Environment divisions.  Jaafar has more than thirty five years project management, business development and engineering experience in the design, construction and start up of petroleum refineries, gas processing and infrastructure facilities.   He previously was a director of Chiyoda and spent 21 years with the Parsons Corporation where his final assignment was Managing Director of Saudi Arabia Parsons and the Corporate Middle East Regional Representative. He is married to Amal Sukkarieh and has two children; his daughter Noor graduated from Tufts University with a degree in Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering in 2011 while his son Abdul Hadi is in boarding school at Eastbourne College in the United Kingdom.  Jaafar Hillawi earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University in 1974.