CEO, AGT Food and Ingredients Inc.
Murad Al-Katib is the President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients. A strategic business and financial thought leader in international agri-food commodity trading, Murad founded AGT Foods in 2001. He has built the Canadian start-up into a global billion-dollar value-added pulses, staple foods and ingredient company. Murad has been a passionate advocate of entrepreneurs and has championed youth participation in business start-ups and compassionate entrepreneurism, advocating that SMEs must play a role to drive social change and innovation in the new global economy. Mr. Al-Katib’s awards include the 2017 Saskatchewan Order of Merit and a U of R Honorary Degree. He is the 2017 Oslo Business for Peace Honoree, the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 and the 2016 UN Association of Canada Global Citizen Laureate. He is on PROFITGuide Magazine’s 30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years list, The Globe and Mail’s Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 and The Western Producer’s 44 Innovators Who Shaped Prairie Agriculture list.