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 Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman touches down in India

NEW DELHI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrived in India on Tuesday for the second stage of his Asia tour.

He was greeted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his plane touched down at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi at about 9.15 p.m. local time.

The crown prince is expected to announce a $1 billion investment in India’s infrastructure and farming sectors during his first visit to the nation.

Prince Mohammed is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and various other ministers and officials.

He is accompanied by leading Saudi businessmen and officials.

India is hoping the crown prince will announce an investment in its National Investment Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), a sovereign wealth fund that includes private companies and foreign investors.

The Kingdom is India’s top energy supplier and home to more than 3.5 million Indian expatriates.