Ma’aden CEO Joins the Board of International Fertilizer Association
The Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden) has announced the appointment of its President and CEO Khalid Al Mudaifer to the Board of the Paris-based International Fertilizer Association (IFA). The IFA is a non-profit organization that represents the global fertilizer industry on issues related to the promotion of plant nutrients, improvement of the operating environment of member companies and the collection and compilation of industry information. The IFA has 501 member companies from 68 countries.
“For many years the IFA has been the voice of the global fertilizer industry; it plays a critical role in promoting industry issues and sharing best practices but it also sets the global standard for the study of our industry,” said Khalid Al-Mudaifer. “We have been growing our relationship with IFA for a number of years now, while continuing to establish our own credentials in the global phosphate fertilizer market.”
Mr. Al-Mudaifer’s appointment represents IFA’s recognition of the increased profile of Ma’aden in the production and global marketing of phosphate based fertilizers. As a result of projects developed by Ma’aden and its partners, Saudi Arabia is now the world’s third largest exporter of phosphate fertilizer, while recently announced additional expansions will lead to the export of nearly 9 million tonnes of phosphate fertilizers annually within the next decade.
Khalid Al-Mudaifer has been President and CEO of Ma’aden since 2011 and has 30 years of industrial experience in executive positions in mining related sectors. He joined Ma’aden as Vice President for Phosphate and Business Development where he led the early development of the Ma’aden Phosphate Company (US$5.6 Bn) and the master planning of Ras Al Khair Industrial City (US$28 Bn).
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