Industry: Food production
Country: Saudi Arabia
Almarai describes itself as “the largest integrated dairy foods producer in the world”, serving thousands of customers all over the Gulf and beyond on a daily basis.
Heading the Saudi giant is Abdulrahman Al Fadley, who was appointed CEO in 2001, having joined the firm in 1996. Al Fadley has a degree in chemical engineering from King Saud University.
One of the Gulf’s fastest-growing companies, Almarai processed about 235 million gallons of milk in 2012. The firm’s revenue has almost tripled in the last three years, and its shares are up more than 125 percent since Almarai listed in 2005.
The firm was founded by Prince Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Kabeer in 1977, who set it up in conjunction with an Irish company, Masstock Group Holdings.