Mansour bin Saad Al-Kredes has been a Shoura Council member since 2009. He received his bachelor’s degree in agricultural sciences from King Saud University (KSU) in Riyadh, and obtained his master’s in architectural planning from the University of Colorado.
He also obtained a master’s in animal production from the University of Colorado, and a Ph.D. in the same field from the University of Glasgow.
Al-Kredes began his career in 1989 as an assistant professor in the College of Food and Agriculture Sciences at KSU.
He was head of the Department of Animal Production at the college between 1992 and 1998, and has been an associate professor there from 1996 until the present.
He served as a teaching assistant at the Department of Islamic Architecture at Umm Al-Qura University between 1990 and 1999.
Al-Kredes was chairman of the Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences between 1999 and 2002, and a member of KSU’s master’s program in biodiversity between 2001 and 2003.
Since 2000, he has been serving as vice chairman of the agricultural committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Riyadh.
In 2003, he worked for a year as a part-time adviser and member of a team tasked with developing food strategy for the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
Between 2006 and 2007, Al-Kredes was part of a team studying water consumption in dairy projects in Saudi Arabia.
Since 2008, he has been head of a team studying water and food security and sustainable development in the Kingdom.