Board of Directors
HH Prince Naif Bin Sultan bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer
Chairman of the Board
Prince Naif is a seasoned businessman. His highness holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration & Marketing from King Saudi University in 1999. In addition to being the chairman of Almarai company, he is the chairman for several other reputable companies including Zain, Arabian Shield, Global Downstream Industries, Global Chemical industries. He is also a board member of numerous companies such as Yamama Cement, Faraby Al Khaleej Petrochemical, Tejoury Company, The Ideal Factory.
Mr. Sulaiman A.K. Al Muhaidib
Mr. Sulaiman A.K. Al Muhaidib is the Chairman of Al Muhaidib Group. He is also the Chairman of Savola Group, RAFAL Real Estate Development Company.
In addition, he sits in the Board of Directors of Vision Invest, ACWA Power International, King Salman Center for Disability Research and Prince Fahad Bin Salman Charity Association for Renal Failure Patients Care.
Mr. Waleed Khalid Fatani
The CEO of Savola Group. He also held Saudi Fransi Capital CEO (from June 2015 till 31 December 2020), and he worked as the Group Treasurer of Abdul Lateef Jamil and Capital Markets & Investment Advisor to the President from June 2013 to June 2015. He was also the General Manager of Deutsche Bank KSA from May 2011 to June 2013. Additionally, he started his career with Banque Saudi Fransi in 1994. He was the Head of Group Treasury and was a member of several executive committees in charge of developing and following up the Groups treasury strategy.
Mr. Waleed has over 26 years of banking, financial and investments experience, and his career has given him vast experience across various business sectors and the financial services sector. And he holds a bachelor’s degree of Science in accounting from California State University (1993).
Mr. Bader Abdullah Al Issa
Mr. Alissa is the Managing Director of Almarai Company and the CEO of Assila Investments.
Moreover, he is the Vice Chairman of Savola Group and serves on a number of Boards including Banque Saudi Fransi, Dur Hospitality among others.
Bader is a CFA charterholder and holds a master’s degree in business administration from Rice University in the United States.
Mr. Peter Amon
Mr. Amon is an international senior FMCG Executive with over 27 years of experience working for leading consumer goods companies, Unilever, Kraft & Nestlé and for a global professional service company, Aramark. He has a proven track record in building winning brands & services globally, successful innovation management and internationalization of businesses. In his previous position he was the Head of Global Food for Nestlé Professional. He is currently a Supervisory Board Member & Executive Director of More-Than-Meals (MTM), Luxembourg.
Mr. Peter Amon holds a MBA degree from the University of Würzburg, Germany.
Mr. Saad bin Abdulmohsen AlFadly
He holds master’s degree in financial economics, with more than 20 years of experience in investment management, Investment Banking, risk control and corporate governance with Solid educational and training background.
Prince Saud bin Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Kabeer
A business administration graduate of King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals, a member of Almarai’s Remuneration and Nomination Committee. He is also a board member at Aldar Chemicals Company and Chairman of Export 30. Prince Saud joined Almarai in a role within the marketing department following two years of working at Banque Saudi Fransi.
Mr. Sultan bin Abdulmalik Al-Sheikh
Mr. Sultan Abdulmalek Al-Sheikh is a Director at the Local Holdings Investment Division at the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) since 2015. He is also a Board and Committee member of AlMarai Company, Gulf International Bank B.S.C.& Gulf International Bank – Saudi Arabia, Tahakom Investment Company, Saudi Company for Exchanging Digital Information (Tabadul), and The Helicopter Company, Saudi Fisheries Company
(ended 24 Oct 2020). Al-Sheikh is also an Executive Committee member at the Saudi Telecom Company.
Prior to joining PIF, Mr. Al-Sheikh held key positions in reputable financial institutions. He served as an Associate and Vice President of Investment Banking at Saudi Fransi Capital. Mr. Al-Sheikh also worked as an Officer in the Securities Listing Department at the Saudi Capital Market Authority (CMA) and as a Relationship Manager at the National Commercial Bank (NCB) of Saudi Arabia. Mr. Al Sheikh has an extensive experience in finance, with a focus on advising on a range of different ECM transactions including IPOs,
rights issues and M&A.
In addition to possessing 16 years of professional experience in financial institutions, Mr. Al-Sheikh holds a Master of Science in Finance from The George Washington University, USA and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from King Fahad University of Petroleum & Minerals, Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Ammar bin Abdulwahid Alkhudairy
Ammar A. Alkhudairy has been serving as Chairman of Samba Financial Group since January 2019. Prior to Samba, he played key leadership roles in various Saudi financial institutions such as Riyad Bank, United Saudi Bank, and Banque Saudi Fransi. In addition, Alkhudairy served as a Board Member from 2015 to 2018, Chairman of the Audit Committee from 2015 to 2018, and was the interim Managing Director/CEO from October 2017 to March 2018 at Banque Saudi Fransi. Alkhudairy’s expertise, which spans over 30 years in the financial sector, focused on areas such as Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Corporate Finance, M&A, and Asset Management. Alkhudairy has also served in various public and private board memberships, including Chairmanship of Goldman Sachs Saudi Arabia, Chairmanship of Morgan Stanley Saudi Arabia, SAVOLA, Kingdom Holdings, Herfy, Al Tayyar, Chairmanship of Allianz Saudi Arabia, Deputy Chairman of SPIMACO, and board member of Almarai. He founded and chaired Amwal AlKhaleej and Amwal Capital Partners, an alternative assets management business based in Riyadh and DIFC. He also served as a director in government-related entities, including the Economic Cities Authority. Alkhudairy earned an M.Sc. in Engineering Administration and B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from George Washington University.