Board and Executive Team

Board of Directors

HH Sheikh Hamad Sabah Al-Ahmad

Chairman

Experiences


· Chairman of SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Chairman of KIPCO Holding – Kuwait
· Chairman of Masharee Al-Khair Charity Organization – Kuwait
· Chairman of Gulf Egypt Hotels & Tourism Company – Egypt

Qualification


Diploma from Storm King School, USA

Mr. Faisal Hamad Mubarak Al-Ayyar

Vice-Chairman

Experiences


· Vice Chairman of SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Vice Chairman of KIPCO (Holding) – Kuwait
· Vice Chairman of Gulf Insurance Group – Kuwait
· Vice Chairman of United Gulf Holding – Bahrain
· Vice Chairman of United Gulf Bank – Bahrain
· Vice Chairman of Jordan Kuwait Bank – Jordan

Qualification


Fighter Pilot, USA

Mr. Abdullah Yaqoob Bishara

Member

Experiences


· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Board Member of KIPCO – Kuwait

Qualification


International Law University of Oxford, UK

Mr. Saied Ahmed Saied Basamh

Member

Experiences


· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Board Member – International Medical Center
· Chairman- Al-Khair Inorganic Chemical Industries Co
· Board Member – Basamh Group of Companies
· Board Member – Sahra International Petrochemical Co. (International Sipchem)
· Chairman – Hala Supply Chain Services Company
· Board Member – IDEA International Investment & Development
· Board Member – Future Resources Company
· Board Member Sorooh Al-Madinah for Real Estate Investments Co.
· Board Member – Jeddah Development & Urban Regeneration Co. (JDURC)

Qualification


B.Sc Business Administration – Marketing & Logistics Ohio State University, USA

Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Hamed al Marzouki

Member

Experiences


· Sales & Marketing SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Executive Management in various companies
· Vice Chairman of Buruj Co-Op Insurance Company

Qualification


MBA – California State University – America

Mr. Suleiman Saud Jarallah Al-Jarallah

Member

Experiences


· Manager Al Jarallah for Gold and Jewellery – Saudi Arabia
· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia

Qualification


Military School – Saudi Arabia

Mr. Mussad Abdullah Abdul Aziz Al-Nassar

Member

Experiences


· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Sales Administration SADAFCO
· Executive Manager SADAFCO
· Manager of SADAFCO Bahrain
· Manager of SADAFCO Qatar
· Vice Chairman of SADAFCO Jordan
· Board member SADAFCO Poland sp. Z.o.o.

Qualification


Bachelor of Public Administration – Al Bakrki University – USA

Mr. Hani Abdulaziz Saab

Member

Experiences


· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Chairman of Textiles and Garments Company ‘Giordano Fashion Agency’
· Chairman of East Trading Activities Co.
· Chairman of Qurtubah Private School Co.
· General Manager of Al Faneyah Electromechanical Co.
· General Manager of Prime Star Technologies Co. Ltd
· General Manager of Allied Motors Co.
· General Manager of Eastern Trading Activities.
· General Manager of East Duct Factory.
· Board Member of Makkah Region Council, Chairman of the Social Development Committee.
· Board Member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Jeddah

Qualification


B.Sc. Business Administration – University of California San Diego, USA.

Mr. Abdullah Hamdan Abdullah Al Nassar

Member

Experiences


· Board Member SADAFCO – Saudi Arabia
· Business & product Development at STC Solutions
· Business Owner at Fnaa alfan Est.

Qualification


· (First Division) in International Business Management – University of West London, Bachelor of Arts (Honors), United Kingdom.
· School (France) Management Executive Management – Grenoble. – (First Division) – University of Brighton (United Kingdom MSc in Management Innovation.
· Business foundation – (A) Honors – Oxford Business College.
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Management Team

Patrick Stillhart

Chief Executive Officer

Experiences


· Patrick joined SADAFCO as its Chief Executive Officer in November 1, 2021.

· His international career expands more than 23 years in the FMCG industry; 20+ years with Nestlé and 3+ years with DKSH. Besides Switzerland, Patrick has lived and worked in UAE, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. Proven track record in implementation of commercial strategies, entering new markets and develop/create operational excellence to deliver strategic objectives and transform organizations. A team-player with strong executive presence, capable of inspiring and developing teams and creating an environment of trust, respect and excellence to deliver results beyond expectations. Delivered strong results in challenging environments for complex businesses with revenues close to 2Bln USD.

Education


Master of Business Administration degree, with major in Marketing, from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland.
He has completed various Executive Leadership programs in Marketing, Sales, Leadership, Innovation, Digital, and Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning (AI&ML) at several renowned business schools.

Fahim Hamdani

Acting Chief Financial Officer

Devasheesh Singh

Director Commerial Operations

Experiences


· Devasheesh joined as Director Commercial Operations
SADAFCO in 2019.

· He has more than 19 years commercial experience with him from Procter & Gamble. In particular, he has gained experience in the execution of Sales, Trade Marketing, Route to Market and Organization Development in India, Malaysia, Switzerland and lastly in Kenya from where he also managed the business in Ethiopia, Uganda and Tanzania.

Education


Degree in Commerce from St Xavier’s College in Kolkata, India and completed his Master’s degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Lucknow, India.”

Brian Strong

Director Supply Chain

Experiences


· Brian rejoined SADAFCO team in November 2020 as a Director Supply Chain.

· He is responsible for the management, development and enhancement of the process of “Plan, Source, Make and Deliver” in an efficient and cost-effective way so that the supply meets the demands of the market; the right products and goods at the right time, in the right place at the right costs. Brian brings with him over 25 years of FMCG experience, of which 21 years has been in KSA.

Education


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management from Northwood University in Michigan, USA.

Jim Versteylen

Director Marketing

Experiences


· Jim joined SADAFCO (March 2022) as Marketing Director.

· He has 19 years’ experience in FMCG in various commercial and marketing positions at Kraftfoods/Mondelez International. He started in 2003 in the Sales department of Kraft foods Benelux. Till 2011 he worked in several positions in the field, Key Account, Category Management & Category Business Development departments in different product categories (Chocolate, Biscuits & Cheese and Grocery). Starting in 2012 Jim started working in various senior marketing roles based in Belgium and The Netherlands for the chocolate category and finally leading the Gum & Candy marketing team for the BeNeLux. In 2017 he moved to Madrid and joined the leadership team Iberia where he lead for 3 years the Gum & Candy category for Southern Europe (SP/PT/IT/GR) and switched in 2020 to leading the Grocery & Cheese category.

Education


Masters in applied economics from Antwerp University and in General Management from Ghent.

Umar Farrukh

General Manager Frozen Business Unit

Experiences


·Umar joined SADAFCO in June 2019.

· He is responsible for building a Frozen Organization within SADAFCO through internal & external benchmarking including front & back-end investments. His responsibilities include crafting a 10-year Ambition and the consequent Business Strategy.
· With almost 15 years of experience comprising of general management, marketing and sales, Farrukh specializes in developing & delivering sustainable business growth strategies.
Before joining SADAFCO, Farrukh lead different FMCG categories including Ice Cream, Culinary, Powdered Desserts & Spreads at Unilever Pakistan during his 12 years tenure. He contributed with share gains through Advertising, Innovations & Distribution, and turned-around business profitability with E2E Restructuring Programs. As a member of the Marketing Leadership Team at Unilever Pakistan, he led channel expansion through synergies across multiple Foods & Refreshments categories with integrated selling solutions.

Education


Certificate of Achievement – The Business of Artificial Intelligence (London Business School), MBA Marketing (LUMS), B. Sc. Electrical Engineering (U.E.T).

Nadia Malaika

Director Human Resources

Experiences


· Nadia joined SADAFCO as HR Director on 8th of May, 2022.

· She has a total of 22 years of experience in various industries. She started her career in corporate banking, where she spent a total of two years and later moved to work for Unilever in marketing for three years. She made a career shift in 2005 when she entered the world of academia and taught marketing in a business college, in addition to managing its career center. She re-joined Unilever in 2011, as part of the HR team where she spent 6 years between various HR functions. She later moved to Consumer Johnson & Johnson as an HR manager, and then worked for Glaxo Smith Kline for a total of 3.5 years as HR manager for the Jeddah and Algeria factory.

· An accomplished HR professional with a solid history of achievement in all aspects of the business. Well versed in a variety of Human resource functions such as recruitment, training and business partnering. Skilled in HR Policies, Business Transformation, Organization Development , Employee Relations, and leadership Development. She has extensive experience in building a strong corporate culture, in addition to creating internal and external branding initiatives. She is passionate about providing a strong and inspiring environment where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves.

· An accomplished HR professional with a solid history of achievement in all aspects of the business. Well versed in a variety of Human resource functions such as recruitment, training and business partnering. Skilled in HR Policies, Business Transformation, Organization Development , Employee Relations, and leadership Development. She has extensive experience in building a strong corporate culture, in addition to creating internal and external branding initiatives. She is passionate about providing a strong and inspiring environment where people can thrive and be the best version of themselves.

Education


Master’s degree from Bournemouth University in Marketing and has gotten her bachelor’s degree from King Abdul Aziz University in English literature and linguistics.

Sultan AL Ghamdi

Head of Legal Affairs & Corporate Governance

Experiences


· Sultan joined SADAFCO in March 2020.

· He is currently assuming the head of Legal Affairs and Corporate Governance position, overseeing multiple legal practice areas such as litigation, legal advisory and studies, contracts and agreements, investigation, compliance, and corporate governance Sultan has more than eight years of practical experience, and before joining SADAFCO, he worked for Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh), and he has collaborated with several law firms.

Education


Master’s degree in Law and Legal Practice from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the same University, he also holds several accredited certificates in the field of governance and the secretariat of board affairs and its committees.

Fahad Alamoudi

General Manager BU-Out of Home

Experiences


· Fahd joined SADAFCO as a General Manager BU-Out of Home in August 2022.

· He has a successful career of more than 15 years in the FMCG industry and particularly in Out of Home – B2B sector. Besides Saudi Arabia, he has lived in UAE and Malaysia. Fahd had been assigned to lead entrepreneurial activities within different organizations and he had successfully established new businesses or departments. He has started his professional career at EY in the managerial consultancy department. B2B accumulation of experience helped him in designing and delivering numerous of HoReCa product solutions in FMCG industry over the past 15 years. Solutions developed were of different category ranges: Coffee vending products, Sauces & Condiments, Pasta, Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Fresh Bakery, Fresh & Frozen Poultry. During these year Fahd has drafted and implemented various commercial strategies helped in enhancing operational excellence to deliver outstanding results beyond expectations.

Education


Bachelor’s of Commerce degree, with emphasis on Management, from an Australian academic institution, the University of Wollongong. Additionally, he has taken numerous of Executive advanced Leadership programs in Sales, Negotiation skills, Marketing, Innovation, Applied Data Science & Artificial Intelligence at several Executive programs business schools; IMD Business School, Collège de Paris, Nielsen Academy, Crestcom, and The Academy for Sales Excellence.

Shrikanth Andil

Head of Informational Technology

Experiences


· Shrikanth joined SADAFCO as Head of IT in April 2022.

· His international career spans over 27 years in Food Manufacturing, FMCG and Banking blue-chip multinationals; 10+ years with Associated British Foods (ABF); 7+ years each at Mars Inc. and Johnson & Johnson; 2+ years in Bank of America. Shrikanth relocated from India to the UK in 1997 where he was based for over twenty five years. He is a CIO with a consistent track record of establishing business-led IT strategy and has passionately delivered IT enabled business transformation. He is a credible IT partner who engages in fruitful relationships with all stakeholders. Shrikanth operates seamlessly between strategy & delivery layers and is an inspiring people leader having setup, nurtured & led high performing intercontinental teams.

Education


Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing and Behavioral Science from the University of Delhi. Prior to this, he completed a BS degree in Physics from the University of Madras (India).

Talal Al-Nono

Head of Public Relations & Government Affairs

Experiences


· Talal spent more than 35 continuous years with SADAFCO, where he started his journey by spending two years in the Procurement Department. During this period, he was appointed to several positions in the Human Resources and Public Relations Department. Today he is the Head of the Public Relations and Government Affairs Department. His responsibility covers various tasks, which include all the company’s transactions with government departments such as the Ministry of Trade, Agriculture, Industry, Telephone, Police, and the Ministry of Labor, the port and the airport, participating annually in the Hajj season and ensuring the smooth execution of all activities for the company’s fleet; thus, facilitating the selling its products. In addition to that, he is involved in establishing and amending contracts and records of the company and its branches, and preparing for SADAFCO’s Board meetings and conferences.

· In addition to being Vice Chairman of the National Committee for Exports, he received many advanced courses in the field of public relations, labor rights and obligations, distinguished investigator in the Saudi labor system, awareness in the culture of social responsibility for the business sector and pleadings with local courts, in addition to attending many workshops provided by Saudi ministries and authorities.
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