Murad Al-Katib, as President and CEO of Alliance Grain Traders Inc., is the
After completing a Masters from Thunderbird School of Global Management
Murad worked in international trade promotion for the Government of
Saskatchewan before founding Saskcan Pulse Trading in 2001, providing the nucleus for Alliance Grain
Traders. Over the next decade, the company has grown to become a world leader in value-added pulses,
staple foods and ingredients selling to over 100 countries around the globe with revenues expected to
exceed $1 billion in 2013 and with 29 manufacturing plants in 5 continents.
Murad has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Special Crops Association and Pulse Canada
International Trade. Murad also served as a member of the Panel for the Renewal of Canada’s Global
Commerce Strategy. Murad is also the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2012
Pulse Promoter Award from BASF and Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, the 2004 Ernst and Young Emerging
Entrepreneur of the Year and one of 2005’s Canada's “Top 40 under 40” by the Caldwell Partners and
the Globe and Mail.
In 2012, Murad was the recipient of a Queen’s Silver Jubilee Medal, complementing his award of a
AGT to its second Saskatchewan ABEX Award for Saskatchewan Business of the Year, the first time a
Saskatchewan company has repeated as Award Winner. He was also named to PROFITGuide Magazine’s
list of the “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years” in Canada. With his varied experience
at Alliance Grain, 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.