2023 Small Business Luncheon - AGT Food and Ingredients President and CEO Murad Al-Katib, Sponsored by Community Futures
Murad Al-Katib, President, CEO and Board member of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. An international agri-food, strategic business and financial thinker, Murad founded AGT Foods in 2001, building a Canadian start-up into a global billion-dollar value-added, plant-based protein company supplying pulses, staple foods and ingredients to customers around the globe.
Murad has a varied experience in board roles including appointments to the Industry Strategy Council of the Government of Canada in 2020; Chair, Government of Canada National Agri-Food Strategy Roundtable; Chair of the SME Advisory Board for Canada's Trade Minister; Chair, Executive Committee, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; the Board of Pulse Canada and as Board Chair of Economic Development Regina. Murad's current Board appointments include the Canadian Pulse and Special Crops Trade Association, the Protein Industries Canada Supercluster, the Century Initiative and the Board of Directors of Saudi Arabia Milling Company, the recently privatized flour mills of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Murad is also a graduate of the Rottmann Institute of Corporate Directors ICD course.
Murad is a passionate advocate of Canadian agriculture speaking extensively on the opportunities and challenges facing the Canada's agriculture sector. Murad is also passionate about entrepreneurs, championing compassionate entrepreneurism and working to expand female, youth and First Nations participation in business start-ups, advocating the role of entrepreneurs in driving social change and innovation in the new global economy.
Murad's awards include the 2021 Abex Business Leader of the Year, 2020 Globe and Mail "Innovator CEO of the Year", the 2021 Canadian Western Agribition "CWA Top 50 in Canadian Agriculture", the 2017 Saskatchewan Order of Merit, a University of Regina Honorary Degree, the 2017 "Oslo Business for Peace" Honouree, 2017 EY "World Entrepreneur of the Year", 2016 UN Association of Canada "Global Citizen Laureate", PROFITGuide Magazine's "30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years" list, Globe & Mail "Canada's Top 40 under 40" and the Western Producer "44 Innovators Who Shaped Prairie Agriculture".
Date and Time
Wednesday Oct 18, 2023 11:30 AM - 1:15 PM CST
Coronet Hotel 3551 2 Ave W, Prince Albert, SK
$30+pst and gst for Members
$180 +pst and gst for Member Tables
$35+pst and gst for Non-Members
$210+pst and gst for Non-Member Tables