Eng. Abdulrahman Abdulmohsen A. AlFadley holds a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from King Saud University. He was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture on 15 January 2015. A Royal Decree was issued in May 2016 to rename the Ministry of Agriculture as the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, which is now responsible for environmental and water liabilities. As a result, AlFadley became the Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture.
Prior to joining Almarai Co. in 1996, AlFadley worked in the petroleum industry for 13 years, where he served as General Manager and Deputy CEO of Almarai's main factories in Al-Kharj. In 2000, he was appointed CEO, a position he held until 2015.
He served as chairman of the International Dairy and Juice Limited, a joint venture between PepsiCo and Almarai. He also chaired the Dairy and Food Polytechnic, which was established in partnership between Technical and Vocational Training Corporation and Vocational Training and Almarai Company to support Saudization programs in the dairy industry.
In addition to chairing the board of directors of the Modern Food Industries (MFI) (Seven Days) and United Farmers Holding Company (UFHC), Al-Fadley was also a member of the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC) and the Engineering Board of King Saud University's College of Engineering.
In his capacity as the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Al-Fadley is currently chairman of the board of the following organizations: General Food Security Authority (GFSA), Saudi Irrigation Organization, Agricultural Development Fund, National Center for Meteorology, Saline Water Conversion Corporation, National Water Company, Saudi Water Partnership Company, Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company (SALIC), Saudi Investment Recycling Company, National Agricultural Services Company, King Abdul Aziz Arabian Horses Center, National Research and Development Center for Sustainable Agriculture, National Wildlife Center, National Center for Vegetation Development and Combating Desertification, National Center for Environmental Compliance, National Center for Waste Management, National Center for Palms and Dates, Environment Fund, National Livestock and Fisheries Development Program, Agricultural Rural Development Program, General Organization for the Conservation of Coral Reefs and Turtles in the Red Sea, and National Center for the Prevention & Control of Plants Pests & Animal Diseases.
The Minister has extensive experience in operational management, project management and investments. He is also known for his commitment to corporate social responsibility, as he is a member of the Disabled Children's Association, and for supporting the training of the national workforce and the Saudization of jobs. He is also engaged in agricultural development and national resource conservation activities.