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Executive Management

  • Khalid M. Al-Aboodi,
    Managing Director

Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi joined the Board of Directors of the Company as of the 29th of December 2016 and was assigned to chair the Executive Committee in the Board and a membership in the Nominations and Remuneration Committee, he was appointed as Managing Director as of 1 February 2018.
Mr. Khaled Al-Aboodi holds a master's degree in economics from Northeastern University at the United States of America. Before joining SALIC, he worked as CEO of Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) for more than ten years.
Mr. Al-Aboodi worked in the position of senior economist at the Public Investment Fund where he was responsible for many privatizations.
He also worked as Alternate Executive director for Saudi Arabia at the World Bank Board in Washington DC.

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Mr. Matthew Jansen,
Chief Executive Officer

  • Mr. Matthew Jansen is the appointed Chief Executive Officer of SALIC (Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co) as of the 1st  of April 2018
    He leads a team of qualified and experienced executives driving SALIC’s ambitious plans to grow as a global agribusiness. Leveraging over two decades of leadership experience both as businessperson and CEO, Matthew has charted a path for SALIC that focuses on profitable investments and responsible investing.
    Mr. Matthew served as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of China Foods International (COFCO), a Swiss-based company. Prior joining the company, he worked for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) as Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer in the United States.
    Mr. Mathew holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics from Arkansas University in the United States of America. He also received an Executive Leadership Development Certificate from Harvard Business School in the United States. He also earned an Advanced Strategy Certificate from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business in the United States.

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    • Abdulrahman H. AlHassan,
      Chief Investment Officer

  • As Chief Investment Officer, Abdulrahman Al-Hassan leads SALIC’s initiatives to identify, assess and bring to fruition the most suitable and strategic agribusiness investment opportunities from around the world.  Al-Hassan also plays a key role in developing and implementing corporate strategy and organizational planning and development. He joined SALIC in 2012 as Vice President, Investment.
    Al-Hassan is a veteran professional with nearly 25 years of experience spanning the fields of finance, investment and business strategy and development.

    Al-Hassan earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seattle, US in 1989, Masters in Business Administration from the Graduate School of Business Administration, Saint Martin’s College, Lacey, US in 1986 and Bachelors in Business Administration from the College of Business Administration, Seattle Pacific University, US in 1984.
    Over subsequent years, he attended a number of specialized management courses and executive training at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland, the UK Institute of Directors, London, UNIDO, Management Center Europe, Brussels, Belgium, Harvard University, US and Chase Manhattan Bank, US.
    Prior to joining SALIC, Al-Hassan worked as Director, Strategy and Business Planning, at Taqa (Saudi Arabia’s industrialization and energy services company), Executive Director, Investment Promotion, at SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) and Senior Credit Consultant at SIDF (Saudi Industrial Development Fund).Prior to joining SALIC, Al-Hassan worked as Director, Strategy and Business Planning, at Taqa (Saudi Arabia’s industrialization and energy services company), Executive Director, Investment Promotion, at SAGIA (Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority) and Senior Credit Consultant at SIDF (Saudi Industrial Development Fund).




    Ahmad M. Alsalem,
    Chief Corporate Services Officer

    As a Chief Corporate Services Officer for Corporate Services Sector, Ahmad AlSalem oversees human capital, information technology, procurement, supply chain and buildings engineering. ​Alsalem is leading the development of corporate services sector by ensuring, attrac​ting and utilizing  best calibers ,maintaining a motivating work environment to using the best advanced technology solutions in order to develop the SALIC’s business.
    Alsalem’s focus is on helping to develop and implement well-designed strategies, policies and processes to enable SALIC achieve its goals.
    Alsalem earned an executive MBA from KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, which was the culmination of a series of post-graduate diploma and certifications that included CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) from New York, PMP (Project Management Professional), HR Management Diploma. He has also obtained certifications as anti-corruption manager and in managing and leading CHANGE.
    Alsalem has over 18 years’ experience in leading positions in strategy and leading operations, Prior to joining SALIC, he was the Sector Head of human resources and development at the Saudi Food and Drug Authority ( SFDA ). Before that, he used to lead different functions within Saudi Telecom Company STC. Earlier, he was the Senior Vice President at the leading telecommunications service provider VIVA Kuwait.

    Nicola Chiaranda,
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Nicola Chiaranda is the Chief Financial Officer of Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Co. (SALIC) as of the 1st of May 2018.
    With more than 25 year's experience in public multinational groups mainly in Agribusiness and Food production in Italy, France, Switzerland, USA and Spain.
    Mr. Chiaranda holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Venice in Italy. Before joining SALIC, he held different Finance and Business Development positions at Bunge, including CFO of Bunge South Europe, Global Director of Finance Operational Excellence in New York – USA at  Bunge Limited and VP Business Development and Innovation at Bunge Europe. In addition to his wide experience in Charted Accounting.