Claudia Jaramillo currently serves as Executive Vice President Strategy & Corporate Development at Jacobs. In January 2023, the company announced that Claudia will assume the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective August 14, 2023.
During her more than 20 years in the industry, she has held a variety of leadership and senior finance positions in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Before Jacobs, Claudia worked at Schlumberger, an S&P 500 company with operations in over 100 countries, most recently as Corporate Officer and Vice President Group Treasurer. Prior to that, she was the North America Controller and Global Controller of two product lines headquartered in Houston as well as the Northern Asia Controller in Beijing, where she led the finance organizations of all product lines operating in China and Japan.
years of industry experience, including leadership and senior finance positions
countries traveled to for work (and counting!)
women in more than 60+ countries receiving mentorship sponsored by a program initiated by Claudia
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Claudia serves on the board of Generation USA and on the board of the Wharton Club of Houston. Previously, she served on the board of Arabian Drilling Company ADC and was a member of the UN Global Compact CFO Taskforce, whose goal is to reshape the future of corporate finance and investment as a catalyst for growth, value creation and social impact. Claudia is a frequent speaker on treasury, sustainability, governance and diversity matters. She has been a panelist at the global Women Economic Forum, EuroFinance and the Board Governance Dialogue conference for Fortune 500 board members. Her focus on development of diverse talent led to the launching of a global program where Claudia sponsors mentoring for women from over 60 countries.
Before working in the finance industry, Claudia held various technical and commercial positions, managing telecom and smart-card projects in different markets. She is passionate about understanding technology and how to leverage it in businesses and the world at large. Claudia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and an MBA from The Wharton School. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian.
In her time outside of work, Claudia loves to travel, practice yoga and scuba dive. She’s visited more than 45 countries and nearly every continent to date. She is passionate about leveraging technical expertise to create a more sustainable world and inspiring the next generation of women and girls to pursue careers in STEAM fields.
Claudia is also a strong advocate for sustainability, bringing solid experience in Environmental, Social and Governance including sustainability-linked financing and diversity & inclusion, mentoring others to help them achieve their career aspirations. She currently serves as an Executive Sponsor for Jacobs’ Enlace Employee Network, which focuses on leveraging the company’s unique and vibrant Latino and Hispanic talent contributing to our company’s growth profitable strategy, attracting and retaining Latino and Hispanic professionals, while fostering leadership, community involvement, diversity and cultural pride.
“My hope is that when people see me in this position — whether it is with our communities, our schools, our clients or our own teams at Jacobs — they think, “If she can do it, I can do it. If she is an engineer, I can be an engineer. If an engineer like her — a Latina engineer — can be an executive at a global company, why can’t I?””
In the media
Flipping the Barrel podcast: https://youtu.be/xQ40WD1Fpdc
Real Life Leaders podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-life-real-leaders-episode-23-claudia-jaramillo/id1556275301?i=1000555601954