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 $1.4 billion in 2014, customers in over 100 countries and with 41 manufacturing facilities on five 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. Currently, Murad serves on the Advisory Committee for the Review of the Canada Transportation Act for the Minister of Transport and is the Chair of the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission.
Murad has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2004 Ernst and Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, Canada's “Top 40 under 40” by the Globe and Mail in 2005, and being named to PROFITGuide Magazine’s list of the “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years” in Canada. In 2012, Murad received a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, complementing his award of a Queen’s Saskatchewan Centennial Medal given in 2006 as well as the 2012 Pulse Promoter Award from BASF and the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers. As well, in 2012, Murad led AGT to its second Saskatchewan Business of the Year ABEX Award.
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.