People: AGT Food and Ingredients Inc (AGT.TO)
Mr. Huseyin Arslan is Executive Chairman of the Board of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc. He founded Saskcan Pulse Trading Inc. (“Saskcan”) in 2001 with Mr. Arslan, and has led its expansion as a processor and seller of pulses and specialty crops as AGT’s President and CEO. After the amalgamation of Saskcan and the Fund’s then operating company, Agtech Processors Inc. (“Agtech”), in August 2007, Mr. Al-Katib joined the board of trustees of the Fund, and assumed the role of President and CEO of the Fund’s new amalgamated operating company, APP. In January 2008 he was appointed Chairman of the board of trustees of the Fund and on the conversion of the Fund from an open-ended unit trust to a dividend-paying corporation (the “Conversion”), he was appointed President and CEO and a director of AGT. Mr. Al-Katib completed a Masters from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, and then worked in international trade promotion for the Government of Saskatchewan. Mr. Al-Katib has served as the current Chair of the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission and on the Board of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada as well as having served as a representative of industry on many prestigious advisory panels and committees for the Government of Canada. Mr. Al-Katib has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards. He was named to Canada’s “Top 40 under 40”’ by the Globe and Mail in 2005 and PROFITGuide Magazine’s list of Canada’s “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years” in 2012 and Western Producer’s list of “44 Innovators Who Shaped Prairie Agriculture”. He has also received multiple Saskatchewan Business of the Year ABEX and Saskatchewan Trade and Export Partnership “Exporter of the Year” Awards and the BASF/Saskatchewan Pulse Growers Pulse Promoter Award. Further, Mr. Al-Katib was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
|Total Annual Compensation, CAD||887,500|
|Restricted Stock Award, CAD||850,000|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, CAD||--|
|All Other, CAD||25,000|
|Fiscal Year Total, CAD||1,762,500|