Faceof: Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli,  Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture

Updated 11 November 2018
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Faceof: Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli,  Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture

Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli has been the Saudi minister of environment, water and agriculture since January 2015. 

He is also board chairman of several institutions including the National Water Company, the Saudi Grains Organization, the Agriculture Development Fund, the Saudi Wildlife Authority, and the General Authority of Meteorology and Environment Protection.

Al-Fadhli worked in the petroleum industries sector for 13 years before joining Almarai food company as general manager and deputy CEO of its main factories in Al-Kharj in 1996.

In 2000, he became the CEO of Almarai and served in that position until 2015. During his tenure, he successfully transformed Almarai from a local company into the largest producer and distributor of food products in the region.

Moreover, Al-Fadhli was chairperson of International Dairy and Juice, an alliance between Almarai and Pepsico companies, as well as the Dairy and Food Polytechnic, co-established between Almarai and the Technical & Vocational Training Corporation to indigenize the dairy industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University in Jeddah.

Recently, Al-Fadhli gave a speech during the awards ceremony of the eighth edition of the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz International Prize for Water at the UN headquarters in New York.

He highlighted the quantum leap the Kingdom has witnessed in the field of water conservation and the efforts exerted by the ministry, as well as the importance of the prize in supporting the great efforts made by Saudi Arabia to address and reduce water scarcity.


Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

Updated 17 July 2019
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Saudi minister of culture welcomes task of organizing Janadriyah festival

  • The Ministry of National Guard was previously responsible for organizing the annual cultural event
  • On Tuesday, the Cabinet decided to assign the responsibility to the Ministry of Culture

JEDDAH: Saudi Culture Minister Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan on Tuesday welcomed the Cabinet decision to give his ministry the responsibility of organizing the annual Janadriyah Festival.

Before this decision, the Ministry of National Guard was responsible for the organization of this annual cultural event.

The culture minister thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the continuous support extended to the cultural sector. He said the ministry will work to make the Janadriyah Festival an even bigger and distinguished event.

The festival offers an opportunity for visitors to take a glimpse of Saudi Arabia’s rich and diverse cultural heritage. It captures the great history and heroism of the Saudi people since the unification of Saudi Arabia by King Abdul Aziz bin Abdulrahman Al-Saud.

The event starts with a grand annual camel race, with speeches and national performances to be held in the evening, during which prominent personalities of the Saudi society are honored in recognition of their contributions, achievements and services for their nation in several fields.