Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson and Ahmed Juffali were elected to new positions on the board of directors of Irvine-based Fluor Corp., increasing the number of directors to 17.

Ahmanson, 67, served as chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco from 1981 to 1984 and is currently chairman emeritus.

She is vice president of the board of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council, vice chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China relations and a member of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities.

She also serves as chairman of Caroline Leonetti Ltd. and serves on the board of directors of Walt Disney Productions.

Juffali, 60, is managing director of E. A. Juffali & Bros. of Saudi Arabia, an organization of commercial, industrial, engineering, construction and service companies.


He is a member of the International Advisory Council of Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco and IBM World Trade Corporation-Europe.

David S. Tappan Jr., Fluor’s chairman and chief executive, said the new board members bring “added experience in worldwide commerce and an important new dimension to Fluor’s board.”

Bobby Inman, a retired admiral and chairman, president and chief executive of Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corp. of Austin, Tex., joined Fluor’s board earlier in the summer.