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.


Jeddah airport decorated with Saudi flag to celebrate national day

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Jeddah airport decorated with Saudi flag to celebrate national day

  • Director-General of King Abdul Aziz International Airport Essam bin Fouad Noor inaugurated the event in hall number one on Saturday evening.
  • Noor said that the celebration of this important national event showed the magnitude of love for the country.

JEDDAH: King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah marked the 88th National Day by decorating its entrances with the national flag, balloons and green lights. Airport employees also wore special scarves to highlight the occasion.
Director-General of King Abdul Aziz International Airport Essam bin Fouad Noor inaugurated the event in hall number one on Saturday evening, in the presence of government and operational sectors’ leaders and the airport’s department managers.
Noor said that the celebration of this important national event showed the magnitude of love for the country, and the airport’s management was keen on making early preparations to organize a celebration worthy of the occasion. The airport halls were decorated with the national flag and the color green, and gifts were presented to travelers, in addition to many events taking place in the halls, he added.
The event will continue for several days, Noor said, and the occasion would witness the participation of many airport operating agencies.
Noor congratulated King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, his deputy, the ruling family and the Saudi people on the occasion of the Kingdom’s 88th National Day, and prayed for the safety of the country and other Muslim countries.
The event included giving arriving and departing travelers roses and chocolate, distributing the Saudi flag and souvenirs dedicated for the occasion, and allocating a booth for a “national footprint” and “national selfie.”
The UN office for arts also participated, with the “thank you country” section presented by a number of children and people, in addition to shows and gifts carrying the colors of the Saudi flag.
The airport’s management organized the event under the supervision of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) with the participation of the following sponsors: Saudi Arabian Airlines, Saudi Ground Services, Ports Projects Management and Development Company (PPDMC) and Airport Services and Air Transport Support Company (SAAS).