Steve Demetriou

Executive Board

Steve Demetriou


Steve joined Jacobs as CEO in August 2015 and the following year was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors. In January 2023, Steve transitioned to Executive Chair.

During his tenure as CEO, Steve steered a profound reshaping of Jacobs’ business portfolio, operations and culture. Under his leadership, the company accelerated profitable growth and transformed into the leading, next-generation solutions provider by tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing. Steve put culture change at the top of his agenda and personally championed inclusion and diversity across Jacobs.

Steve’s broad international business perspectives are the product of more than 35 years in leadership and senior management roles across a wide range of industries. This included President and CEO of Noveon Specialty Chemicals (2001-2004) and Chairman and CEO of Aleris (2004-2015).

In addition to serving on Jacobs’ Board, Steve also serves on the board for FirstEnergy Corp and Arcosa. He is also a member of the Champions of Change Coalition, the U.S. Co-Chair of the U.S. – Saudi Arabian Business Council and a board member of the Dallas Citizens Council.