Brussels Forum Session: The Economic Counteroffensive: Rebuilding Ukraine

Karl Jensen joined AECOM in 2020 to lead the national governments business line. He supports governments worldwide with solutions to complex water, environmental, transportation, building, and energy infrastructure challenges. He also oversees AECOM’s disaster resilience solutions practice, which is dedicated to responding to natural and human-caused disasters, restoring affected communities, and developing mitigation and resilience solutions to protect against future events.  

Throughout his career, Jensen has held leadership positions in engineering and construction, defense, and aerospace. Prior to AECOM, he led strategy and sales for the national governments sector of CH2M / Jacobs, with more than $2 billion in annual revenue and a sales team of nearly 100. His other roles within the defense industry have included deputy of corporate strategy at Raytheon and senior vice president of business development at CACI.  

Prior to his roles in industry, Jensen was a US Navy officer. He was part of the Navy Space Cadre and a designated acquisition professional, and led procurements for the intelligence community. He was a naval aviator with more than 40 combat flights in Iraq and Somalia.

Jensen holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the US Naval Academy, a master’s degree in astronautical engineering, and an aerospace engineers’ degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He completed the advanced program managers course at the Defense Services Management College. He has held board positions with CH2M Hill Inc. and Master Singers of Virginia.