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.