Former Amb to KSA; President, Middle East Policy Council
Prior to serving as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Fraker had spent most of his career in the financial services industry as a banker and a consultant in the Middle East. He began his career with Chemical Bank where he worked from 1972 to 1979 in Lebanon, the UAE, and Bahrain, ending as a Vice President and Regional Manager for the bank’s Bahrain office. In 1979, he joined Saudi International Bank (SIB) where he spent 12 years in roles that included managing the General Banking, Credit and Client Development units and serving on the bank’s Management Committee. In 1991, he founded Fraker & Co, a consulting firm that specialized in the Middle East. In 1993, he joined MeesPierson Investment Finance (UK) Limited, where he was a Managing Director responsible for placing U.S. and European investment products with European and Middle Eastern institutional and private investors. In 1996, he co-founded and later served as Managing Director and Chairman of the Trinity Group Limited, a private investment banking firm, and also acted as a consultant for Intercontinental Real Estate Corporation.
Ambassador Fraker graduated cum laude with a BA from Harvard University. Born in Princeton, NJ, he speaks English, French and Arabic.