Robert “Bob” Clark
On September 12, 2021, Mr. Robert Clark was designated as the United States Commissioner General at Expo 2020 Dubai. Commissioner General Clark leads the USA Pavilion and serves as the senior U.S. government representative to the Government of the UAE on issues related to Expo 2020 Dubai.
Bob Clark served as Founder and Executive Chairman of Clayco, specializing in real estate development, engineering, architecture and construction in Industrial, Corporate, Institutional and Residential markets across North America. He founded Clayco as a start-up construction company in 1984 and built it into one of America’s top 20 building companies with revenues near $5 billion for 2021 with 3,000 employees. Prior to establishing Clayco, he was a partner at Machine Maintenance and Equipment Company (MMECO). Earlier, he served as Project Director at Clark Painting Company, one of the nation’s largest industrial painting contractors founded by his father, Harold Clark.
In 2010 Former President Barack Obama appointed Bob Clark to the White House Preservation Committee. He has also served on the board or as a trustee to the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Central Institute for the Deaf, Loyola University, and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. He has served as Director for the Chicago Architecture Biennial, Business Council of the Art Institute of Chicago and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Bob Clark comes from St. Louis. He has supported a broad range of issues including children’s needs, education, and stem cell research projects. In 2015 Clark married Dr. Jane Clark and has four adult children and eight grandchildren.