Senior Management

Alois Hofbauer

Chief Executive Officer - CEO

Alois Hofbauer joined Almarai in Jan 2019 as Chief Executive Officer.

Over the past 25years he held many senior leadership positions across large and complex multi-location companies, covering various businesses and Categories including Coffee, Beverages, Dairy, Culinary and Confectionary. His most recent posting was as CEO of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad and the Region Head of Nestlé Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei.

He Graduated from Leopold-FranzensUniversität Innsbruck (University of Innsbruck), and completed several Post-Graduate management programs in INSEAD, IMD Business School, and the London Business School.
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Abdullah Al Bader

EVP Bakery

Abdullah Al Bader has joined Almarai in 2000, and was appointed as General Manager of Bakery in August 2015.

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

Faisal Alfahadi

VP - Corporate Affairs

Mr. Alfahadi joined Almarai in 2009 as Head of Administration and was appointed as General Manager of Human Resources and Support Services effective from August 2015.

Prior to joining Almarai, he worked for more than 15 years in major private sector companies where he accumulated experience in the field of Human Resources and Administration.

He holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from University of Salford, UK.

Andrew Mackie

EVP 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.

Fawaz Aljasser

Chief Human Resources Officer - CHRO

Fawaz Aljasser has joined Almarai in 2005, and was appointed as General Manager of Corporate Human Resources and Support Services in Dec 2017.

Fawaz held a number of positions in the company most recently as General Manager of Teeba -Almarai Joint Venture in Jordan.

He has worked as a director of the Dairy and Food Polytechnic and worked for various business sectors; in manufacturing & distribution, sales.

Aljasser holds a Post Graduate diploma in BA from Leicester University-UK.

Hussam Abdulqader

Chief Marketing Officer - CMO

Mr. Abdulqader joined Almarai Company in 2003. He served as Marketing Services Manager, Marketing Manager and then General Manager of Marketing.

Prior to joining Almarai Company, he was the Head of Retail Measurement Services at Nielsen for the GCC.

Mr. Abdulqader holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administrations from the Amman Private University in Jordan.

Majed Nofal

Chief Financial Officer - CFO

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.

Malcolm Jordan

EVP New Businesses

Malcolm Jordan joined Almarai Company in 1992. In the recent past, he served as General Manager – Quality and Product Development for 4 years then General Manager of Marketing for 3 years before taking up his current position within IPNC. Prior to joining Almarai Company in 1992, he was employed as a Technical Sales Manager for Chr. Hansen in the United Kingdom. He graduated in Food Science and Technology from the West of Scotland Agricultural College in Scotland.

Niall Mackay

EVP - Sales, Distribution & Logistics

Niall Joined Almarai in 2014 in the role of Head if Transport & Logistics. Prior joining Almarai, he worked for Pedigree Petfoods (Mars Inc.),Coca-Cola Enterprises, British Bakeries (Rank, Hovis McDougal) and the Royal Mail (UK) in various Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Distribution roles before performing numerous consultancy assignments. Niall Master of Chemical Engineering degree from Imperial College, London as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Henley Management College, London.

Omar Mohammed Salem

EVP - Dairy & Juice

Prior to joining Almarai, Omar worked for twelve years at Mars Inc. as a Director of Marketing across Africa, India and the Middle East where he developed the chocolate category across the region into a leading food category and increased the Galaxy, Snickers, M&M’s, Twix brands’ market share to be among the highest across the world. Omar holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Oklahoma State University (USA).

Richard Salisbury

Quality , Regulatory , HSS , Sustainability

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.

Sjur Fitje

Chief Technology Officer - CTO

Sjur Fitje joined Almarai in May 2015 to serve as General Manager for Operations. Prior to joining Almarai, he worked for two years at Kavli Group as a Senior Operations Director where he was responsible for leading a strategic and hands-on turn-around program for a fresh dairy products operation. He also served as the VP of Corporate Supply Chain Development at Arla Foods. He graduated in 1996 from the Norwegian School of Business.

Paul Partelides

Chief Strategy & Planning Officer - CSPO

Paul joined Almarai on 20th July, 2018 as Chief Strategy & Planning Officer.

He leads the Strategic Business Unit. Responsible for Strategy and M&A for existing and new businesses and markets.

Prior to joining Almarai he worked as a Global Strategy and Business Development Director at INVISTA, responsible for growing the business internationally, both organically and via M&A.

Paul holds an MBA from INSEAD, an ACA (KPMG, London) and a BSc (Economics) from the University of Bristol.