Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadli has a chemical engineering degree from King Saud University and was appointed as Minister of Agriculture on 15 January 2015. The Ministry’s name was changed by a Royal Order in May 2016, as the activity of environment and water was added to it, making Eng. Al-Fadli the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture.
He worked for 13 years in the petroleum industry before joining Al-marai Company in 1996, where he held the positions of a Deputy CEO and a General Manager of the Company’s central factories in Al-Kharj, until he was appointed CEO of the company during the period 2000-2015.
He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the International Dairy and Juice Company (a joint venture between Al-marai and PepsiCo) and the Technical Institute for Dairy and Food established by Al-marai in cooperation with the General Organization for Technical and Vocational Training, with the aim of localizing the dairy industry.
He also headed the Board of Directors of the modern food company "Seven Days" and the United Farmers Company. He was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC). He was also members of the Engineering Council of the College of Engineering at King Saud University.
He is currently the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Establishment for Cereals, the Irrigation and Drainage Authority, the ADF, the General Authority for Meteorology and Environmental Protection, the Saudi Wildlife Authority, the Public Water Desalination Corporation, the National Water Company and SALIC.
The Minister is experienced in the administrative operation and management of projects and investments. He was also known to support social responsibility programs, and is considered a member in the Disabled Children's Association. He also supports national workforce training and job placement. Additionally, he makes effort in the field of maintaining natural resources and agricultural development.