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Faisal Shaker

Program Speaker

Co-founder & CEO

Modern Food Company

Faisal Shaker is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Modern Food Company (MFC), industry leader which operates prestigious and internationally renown dining franchises in Saudi Arabia such as Nozomi, Cicchetti, Urth Caffe, Billionare, and Signor Sassi.

In addition to his role in MFC, Faisal is board member of publicly listed companies in KSA such as SPIMACO and Aseer Trading, Tourism & Manufacturing Company (ATTMCO). He is also executive board member and chairman of the Risk & Governance Committee of SPIMACO Riyadh and member of its Senior Management Selection Committee.

Additionally, Faisal is Vice Chairman of SPIMACO Egypt, board member & chairman of the Audit Committee of SPIMACO Morocco and a member of the Investment Committee of ATTMCO Riyadh. Faisal is also chairman of the board for Qasseem Medical Services Company and a member of its Remuneration and Nomination Committee. Faisal also serves on the board of Arac and NBK Capital in Saudi Arabia.

Prior to the above, Faisal was the CEO and Head of Wealth Management of Audi Capital from 2013 to 2017, in charge of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in Saudi Arabia from 2012 to 2013, Head of Wealth Management at Audi Capital from 2011 to 2012, Wealth Manager at Khalijia Invest from 2010 to 2011, Senior Relationship Manager in the Corporate Banking Department at SABB from 2005 to 2010, and a Corporate Banker at SABB from 2002 to 2005. Faisal also served as a Board Member for Falcon Plastic Products Company from 2016 to 2018.

Faisal holds a a Master in Economics from the College of Business and Public Administration (Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, USA) and a BA in Business Administration (Marketing) from King Saud University (Saudi arabia).