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Senior Management

Abdulrahman Al Fadley

Chief Executive Officer 


Abdulrahman Al Fadley has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2001, and as Deputy Chief Executive Officer since December 1999. His early years at Almarai Company were spent as General Manager of the Central Processing Plant. Prior to joining Almarai Company in 1996, Al Fadley held the position of Vice President of Mahmood Saeed Collective Company, and Vice-President International Business at Petrolube, a Petromin affiliate company. Al Fadley graduated from King Saud University, Saudi Arabia, in 1982 with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Abdullah Abdulkarim

Assistant to CEO 


Abdullah Abdulkarim was appointed Assistant to Almarai CEO in January 2009. Prior he was Almarai General Manager of Administration since 2005. Abdulkarim has joined Almarai in 1985 and held the role of Almarai Administration Manager. During his leadership tenure he played effective roles in supporting Almarai different Divisions and Subsidiary Companies. Abdulkarim completed his major in Public Administration ( USA ), and has an expanse of administration and H.R accumulated experience across both public and private sectors in Saudi Arabia and overseas backed up with extensive advanced management courses, seminars, symposiums, and conferences held locally and abroad.

Abdullah Al Bader

GM Support Services 


Abdullah Al Bader has joined Almarai in 2000, and held a number of positions in the company most recently as Head of Human Recourses prior to his current role as General Manager - Support Services. He has worked for business sectors; in manufacturing & distribution, sales, marketing, and corporate. Al Bader holds an MBA from Leicester University - UK.

Alan van der Nagel

General Manager - Operations 


Alan van der Nagel has been appointed GM Operations in 2007. He is responsible for the manufacturing of bakery, dairy and juice products,. He joined Almarai Company in 2004 as Factory manager of CPP1 (central processing plant 1), and has over 14 years of experience in operational and general management roles with the Parmalat Group (Italy) in Australia, China, Hungary and beyond. Alan van der Nagel holds a degree in Business Administration and a graduate diploma in dairy science.

Andrew Mackie

General Manager - Farming 


Andrew Mackie joined Almarai Company in 1977 after graduating from the West of Scotland Agricultural College in the United Kingdom. He has been General Manager of Farming since 1998, having previously served as Regional Manager of Farming for several years.

Georges Schorderet

Chief Operating Officer 


Georges Schorderet is a Certified Accountant with an MBA from International Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland. Joining Almarai Company on 2004 as a Chief Financial Officer and he became on 3rd September 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Schorderet worked in Switzerland as an independent consultant for three years. He was Chief Financial Officer of the SAirGroup for six years and Chief Financial Officer of the Alusuisse-Lonza Group for six years.

Larus Asgeirsson

General Manager - Poultry 


Larus Asgeirsson is the Poultry Division General Manager at Almarai Company. Mr. Asgeirsson joined Almarai Company in the summer of 2013, and prior to joining Almarai, he worked at Icelandic Group as Chief Executive Officer, where he was able to develop the Group’s new strategy with focus on value added activities within the seafood industry. Previously, he served as a major supplier of equipment for poultry industry at Marel Food Systems.

Mr. Asgeirsson holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in the United States of America.

 

Majed Nofal

Head of Central Procurement 


Majed Nofal worked for Ernst & Young in Riyadh for nine years & Western Bakeries Co. (Lusine) in Jeddah for seven years prior to joining Almarai Company in 2010 . Nofal holds a BA in Business Administration from King Saud University.

Omar Salim

General Manager - Marketing 


Prior to joining Almarai Company, Omar worked at Mars Inc as a Director of Marketing across Africa, India and the Middle East for 12 years where he developed the chocolate category across the region to become a lead food category for consumers and customers and their brands (Galaxy, Snickers, M&M’s, Twix …etc)   market share to be among the highest across the world.

Omar holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in the USA. 

Mark Bacon

General Manager - Sales 


Mark joined Almarai in 2006, initially serving as Regional General Manager in KSA & later in the Gulf, being based in Kuwait; he was promoted to his current position on February 2014.

Prior to joining Almarai, Mark held senior executive roles with international dairy companies; Campina, Parmalat and Nestle in Asia and Australia.

Paul - Louis Gay

Chief Financial Officer 


Paul Gay was appointed as Almarai’s CFO in September 2011. He holds an executive MBA from ESCP (1980), a French Public Accountant Certificate (1982) and INSEAD Corporate Finance Diploma (2003). Prior to joining Almarai he was the CFO of Firmenich, held various finance and management positions in Roche Group, Computerland Europe, ICL, National SemiConductor and IBM in USA and Paris. Mr. Paul is a member of the IMD Club in Geneva.

Richard Salisbury

Acting General Manager – Quality and Product Development 


Richard Salisbury was appointed Acting General Manager Quality and Product Development in March 2014, prior to which he was the Almarai Head of Product Development and Innovation

Mr. Salisbury first joined Almarai Company in 1994 and held positions in Product Development and Quality, during this period he was responsible for delivering a range of added value Dairy projects.

Prior to joining Almarai Company in 2012, Mr. Salisbury worked at Britvic Soft Drinks and St Ivel in the United Kingdom, holding various positions in Product Development, Packaging Development and Project Management over 20 years, leading to Dairy and Soft Drinks launches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

Mr. Salisbury graduated in Food Science and Technology from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in the United Kingdom.