Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fluor
David Seaton serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s leading and largest engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance services companies. He became CEO and joined Fluor’s board of directors in February 2011, and was elected to the role of chairman of the board in February 2012.
Since joining the company in 1985, Mr. Seaton has held numerous positions in both operations and sales globally. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Seaton served as Fluor’s chief operating officer. He has served as the senior group president over Energy & Chemicals, Government and Power Groups and was responsible for Fluor’s activities in China and the Middle East.
Active in a variety of professional and business organizations, Mr. Seaton serves on the board of directors of The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) and is a member of the Business Roundtable and the International Business Council. He is a board member of the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council. In 2011, he was appointed by the Secretary of Energy to serve as a member of the National Petroleum Council. Effective January 1, 2017, Mr. Seaton began a two-year term as vice chair of the National Association of Manufacturers’ Board of Directors.
As chief executive officer, Mr. Seaton is dedicated to maintaining Fluor’s commitments in the areas of ethics and compliance, integrity and anti-corruption as well as community involvement. He is an active leader and board member of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. He is a National Trustee of PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America. He is a recipient of the South Carolina State Guard’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Mr. Seaton holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina and received an honorary doctoral degree in 2014. He completed the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business and Thunderbird University’s International Management Program.