Georges Schorderet

Chief Executive Officer

Georges Schorderet was appointed Chief Executive Officer in Feb 2015.   He Joined Almarai Company in 2004 as a Chief Financial Officer and in September 2011 became its Chief Operating Officer.  Before that, Mr. Schorderet was as an independent consultant in Switzerland. Through his career, he held many senior executive positions such as the Chief Financial Officer of Swissair Group and Chief Financial Officer of the Alusuisse-Lonza Group.  He is a Certified Accountant and holds an MBA from International Management Development (IMD), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Abdullah Abdulkarim

Assistant to CEO

Abdullah Abdulkarim was appointed Assistant to Almarai CEO in January 2009. Prior he was Almarai General Manager of Administration since 2005. Abdulkarim has joined Almarai in 1985 and held the role of Almarai Administration Manager. During his leadership tenure he played effective roles in supporting Almarai different Divisions and Subsidiary Companies. Abdulkarim completed his major in Public Administration ( USA ), and has an expanse of administration and H.R accumulated experience across both public and private sectors in Saudi Arabia and overseas backed up with extensive advanced management courses, seminars, symposiums, and conferences held locally and abroad.

Abdullah Al Bader

GM Support Services

Abdullah Al Bader has joined Almarai in 2000, and held a number of positions in the company most recently as Head of Human Recourses prior to his current role as General Manager – Support Services. He has worked for business sectors; in manufacturing & distribution, sales, marketing, and corporate. Al Bader holds an MBA from Leicester University – UK.

Andrew Mackie

General Manager - Farming

Andrew Mackie joined Almarai Company in 1977 after graduating from the West of Scotland Agricultural College in the United Kingdom. He has been General Manager of Farming since 1998, having previously served as Regional Manager of Farming for several years.

Robert Conkie

Operations General Manager - Acting

Bob joined Almarai Company on 3rd June 1995 to serve has a project manager on the CPP1 project , later joining the factory engineering team and final Divisional Engineering Manger( Dairy and Bakery)   over some 19 year,  prior to occupying his current position as the acting GM Operations on 30th July 2014.

During his years at Almarai, Bob as been involved in all the major expansion project CPP1, CPP2 and Bakeries.

Prior to joining Almarai Company, he worked at Eden Vale part of Northern Foods group in the UK as the Chief Engineer for the last 9 years of the 21 years tenure, where he was involved in all major expansion projects at one time the largest Yoghurt manufacturer in Europe.

Bob also serves as an electrical installation contractor in a wide variety of industries which included Dairy and Bakery.

Bob holds an HND in Electrical Engineering.

Larus Asgeirsson

General Manager - Poultry

Larus Asgeirsson is the Poultry Division General Manager at Almarai Company. Mr. Asgeirsson joined Almarai Company in the summer of 2013, and prior to joining Almarai, he worked at Icelandic Group as Chief Executive Officer, where he was able to develop the Group’s new strategy with focus on value added activities within the seafood industry. Previously, he served as a major supplier of equipment for poultry industry at Marel Food Systems.

Mr. Asgeirsson holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University in the United States of America.

Majed Nofal

Head of Central Procurement

Majed Nofal worked for Ernst & Young in Riyadh for nine years & Western Bakeries Co. (Lusine) in Jeddah for seven years prior to joining Almarai Company in 2010 . Nofal holds a BA in Business Administration from King Saud University.

Mark Bacon

General Manager - Sales

Mark joined Almarai in 2006, initially serving as Regional General Manager in KSA & later in the Gulf, being based in Kuwait; he was promoted to his current position on February 2014.

Prior to joining Almarai, Mark held senior executive roles with international dairy companies; Campina, Parmalat and Nestle in Asia and Australia.

Omar Salim

General Manager - Marketing

Prior to joining Almarai Company, Omar worked at Mars Inc as a Director of Marketing across Africa, India and the Middle East for 12 years where he developed the chocolate category across the region to become a lead food category for consumers and customers and their brands (Galaxy, Snickers, M&M’s, Twix …etc) market share to be among the highest across the world.

Omar holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in the USA.

Paul – Louis Gay

Chief Financial Officer

Paul Gay was appointed as Almarai’s CFO in September 2011. He holds an executive MBA from ESCP (1980), a French Public Accountant Certificate (1982) and INSEAD Corporate Finance Diploma (2003). Prior to joining Almarai he was the CFO of Firmenich, held various finance and management positions in Roche Group, Computerland Europe, ICL, National SemiConductor and IBM in USA and Paris. Mr. Paul is a member of the IMD Club in Geneva.

Richard Salisbury

General Manager – Quality and Product Development

Richard Salisbury was appointed General Manager Quality and Product Development in August 2014, prior to which he was the Almarai Head of Product Development and Innovation

Mr. Salisbury first joined Almarai Company in 1994 and held positions in Product Development and Quality, during this period he was responsible for delivering a range of added value Dairy projects.

Prior to joining Almarai Company in 2012, Mr. Salisbury worked at Britvic Soft Drinks and St Ivel in the United Kingdom, holding various positions in Product Development, Packaging Development and Project Management over 20 years, leading to Dairy and Soft Drinks launches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States.

Mr. Salisbury graduated in Food Science and Technology from Seale-Hayne Agricultural College in the United Kingdom.

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