Mr. Stebbins served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of World Fuel Services Corporation since July, 2002 and became Executive Chairman in January of 2012. He has served as an executive and director of the company since 1995. A graduate of Georgetown University (B.A. Government, 1979), Mr. Stebbins started his career in public policy in the energy sector with the Forum for Resources, a non-profit organization established to better inform the public about the need to manage scarce fuel and non-fuel mineral resources. In 1985 he and his partner, Michael Kasbar, co-founded New York City-based Trans-Tec Services, Inc., a global marine fuel services company acquired by Miami-based World Fuel in 1995. Prior to being named Chairman of World Fuel, Mr. Stebbins served as President and Chief Operating officer from 2000-2002 and President of the marine segment and Executive Vice President of the parent company from 1995-2000. For 23 years Mr. Stebbins has traveled extensively throughout the world helping to build and support the company’s global network
Since November 2006, Mr. Stebbins has also served as a director and Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committee and member of the Audit and Compensation committees of Phoenix, Arizona-based, First Solar, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of thin film solar panels. Mr. Stebbins has served as a member of the Business Round Table, an influential association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies and currently serves on the Leadership Council of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s “Fix the Debt” campaign. He is a member of the board of trustees of Amigos de las Americas Foundation, a youth leadership development program headquartered in Houston, Texas and the New World Symphony, a world renowned orchestral academy based in Miami, Florida and founded / directed by Michael Tilson Thomas.
Mr. Stebbins has authored numerous industry articles and lectured frequently around the world on fuel procurement strategy, derivatives, fuel quality, entrepreneurship, general business and the national debt. He was a participant in the Herbert A. Wertheim lecture series at Florida International University’s Graduate School of Business.