Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A. AlFadley
Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A. AlFadley holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from King Saud University. He was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture on 15 January 2015. In May 2016, a Royal Decree was issued to amend the name of the Ministry of Agriculture to the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, to which liabilities associated with water and environment were assigned. Thereupon, AlFadley became the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
For 13 years, AlFadley worked in the petroleum industry before joining Almarai Co. in 1996, where he was the General Manager and Deputy CEO of Almarai main factories in Al-Kharj. Then he was appointed CEO from 2000 to 2015.
He served as chairman of the International Dairy and Juice Limited, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Almarai. He also chaired the Dairy and Food Polytechnic, which was established in partnership between Technical and Vocational Training Corporation and Vocational Training and Almarai Company to support Saudization programs in the dairy industry.
Moreover, Al-Fadley chaired the board of directors of the Modern Food Industries (MFI) (Seven Days) and United Farmers Holding Company (UFHC), and he was a board member of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), and a member of the Engineering Board of the College of Engineering, King Saud University.
In his capacity as the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Al-Fadley is currently board chairman of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), Saudi Irrigation Organization, Agricultural Development Fund, the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Protection, Saudi Wildlife Authority, Saline Water Conversion Corporation, National Water Company, Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and the Saudi Water Partnership Company.
The Minister has extensive experience in operational management, project management and investments. He is also well known for supporting corporate social responsibility projects, as he is a member of the Disabled Children’s Association (DCA), as well as supporting the training of the national workforce and the Saudization of jobs in different sectors. He is also engaged in activities that aim at the conservation of national resources and agricultural development.