Dr. Jameel AlJishi (b. 1941) was born in Tarout in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. AlJishi is a prominent Saudi figure who is known for his remarkable achievements. He finished his high school in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1962, then, he received a scholarship from Aramco Oil Company to attain the bachelor degree of Chemical Engineering at Leigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania State in the United States. However, he shifted to studying Industrial Engineering at the School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh in which he attained his bachelor with honor in April 1966.
After graduation, he received another scholarship from the Saudi government to attain the master degree from the University of Stanford in California, United States. In 1967, AlJishi attained his master degree, then, worked in the Industrial Center for Development and Researches in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He continued his higher education between 1970 and 1974to receive his Ph.D.
In 1976, Dr. AlJishi was appointed as Deputy Directorate General for Jubail Project, then, he was appointed as the Directorate General for Jubail Project in the same year. He worked as the vice-governor in the General Institution for Electricity between 1981 and 1983, then, he was appointed as a member in the Board of Directors of Eastern Province Electricity, then the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Central Province Electricity.
In 1990, he established AlJishi for Industrial Counseling Office. In 1994, he became a member in the Shura Council, and, in 1999, he was appointed as the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia in Iran. AlJishi, also, participated in many local and international conferences in the fields of industrial development and management.
He wrote many articles in social and administrative fields that were published in
Saudi newspapers and magazines. He, also, has several books in various fields; some of which are "Technical Administration in Developmental Construction Projects", "Together in the Service of the Nation", "And I Passed by Al-Dahna" and "At the Halftime" in which he literarily criticizes some poems.