Murad Al-Katib, is the President and CEO and a Board member of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. Murad completed his Masters from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, before working in international trade promotion for the Government of Saskatchewan. In 2001, he founded Saskcan Pulse Trading, providing the nucleus for AGT and growing the company to a world leader in value-added pulses, staple foods and ingredients with revenues exceeding $1.7 billion in 2015, customers in over 120 countries and with over 40 manufacturing facilities on 5 continents.
Murad has served on the Boards for the CSCA, Pulse Canada, as the Chair of the Advisory Board for Small and Medium Enterprise for the Canadian Minister of International Trade and as a panel member for the Government of Canada’s renewal of Canada’s Global Commerce Strategy and the Advisory Committee for the Review of the Canada Transportation Act for the Minister of Transport. Currently, Murad serves on the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada (APF Canada) and is the current Chair of the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission.
Murad has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2016 Ernst and Young Prairie Region “Entrepreneur of the Year Award”, after winning EY’s “Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2004, the 2016 United Nations Association of Canada “Global Citizen Laureate” Award and Canada’s “Top 40 under 40” by the Globe and Mail in 2005. In 2012, Murad was included in PROFITGuide Magazine’s list of Canada’s “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years”, as well as a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, complementing his award of a Queen’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal given in 2006. As well in 2012, Murad led AGT to its second Saskatchewan Business of the Year ABEX Award and received the Pulse Promoter Award from BASF and the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers.
With his varied experience at AGT, Murad has proven himself to be a strong financial and strategic business thinker, able to anticipate and mitigate the risks in international trading and commodities.