FaceOf: Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faris, governor of the Saudi Grains Organization

Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faris
Updated 11 September 2018
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FaceOf: Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faris, governor of the Saudi Grains Organization

  • Al-Faris has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh

Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz Al-Faris has been governor of the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) since August 2015.

Previously, Al-Faris held several positions at SAGO, including deputy director-general for operation and maintenance, assistant director-general for import, and manager of the transportation and shipping division.

He also supervised the technical training programs at the organization, and the preparation of international companies in order to participate in importing wheat tenders of the organization.

He also participated in the US-Saudi Business Opportunities Forum in Los Angeles in 2013, the Saudi-French Business Opportunities Forum in Paris in 2013, and the sixth Russian Grain Union conference for grain trade in 2011. 

Al-Faris has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering from King Saud University in Riyadh (1988) and an advanced diploma in handling and storage of grain from the University of North Dakota, US (1991).

SAGO recently completed procedures for tenders to import 1,500,000 tons of fodder barley from EU countries, Australia, North and South America (excluding Canada) and the Black Sea.

He said the move comes as an extension of a plan to cover the local demand for fodder barley and preserve its strategic stocks. SAGO seeks to supply high-quality wheat flour that meets consumer expectations and achieves efficiency in production.


Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

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Saudi crown prince meets with Dubai crown prince

JEDDAH: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai, met on Sunday to review the "brotherly historical relations" between the Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, the Saudi Press Agency reported.
They also discussed the promising opportunities for cooperation in various fields, SPA said.
The meeting was attended by top officials from both sides.
Before the meeting, King Salman received the Dubai crown prince at Al-Safa Palace in Makkah and had iftaar together, along with other officials including  Kuwait’s National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim and the chief of the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques Sheikh Abdulrahman Al-Sudais. 
King Salman is spending the last ten days of Ramadan in the holy city of Makkah.