SASKATOON, Feb. 9, 2018 /CNW/ – Golden Opportunities Fund Inc. (“Golden” or the “Fund”) is pleased to announce the addition of well-known Saskatchewan business leader, Mr. Murad Al-Katib, to the Fund’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Al-Katib is the President and CEO of AGT Food and Ingredients, a company that put Saskatchewan on the map in the area of pulse specialty crops. He is the Founder, CEO, President, and Director of Alliance Pulse Processors Inc. and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Alliance Grain Traders Inc.
Mr. Al-Katib was elected to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Special Crops Association (CSCA) and Pulse Canada and appointed to the Advisory Board for Small and Medium Enterprise for the Canadian Minister of International Trade.
Murad has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards including the 2017 “Oslo Business for Peace” Foundation Honoree, the 2017 Ernst and Young “World Entrepreneur of the Year” Award after being named 2016 Ernst and Young “Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year” and “Prairie Entrepreneur of the Year”, the 2016 United Nations Association of Canada “Global Citizen Laureate” Award, PROFITGuide Magazine’s “30 Most Fabulous Entrepreneurs of the Past 30 Years” list, the Globe & Mail “Canada’s Top 40 under 40” as well as the Western Producer’s list of “44 Innovators Who Shaped Prairie Agriculture”.
“We welcome Mr. Al-Katib’s vast business experience and broad corporate governance to the Board of Golden Opportunities Fund” says Grant J. Kook, President/CEO of Golden. “Murad’s knowledge, and business acumen, specifically in the agriculture sector, is well aligned with the Fund’s continued interest in the sector”.
About Golden Opportunities Fund Inc.
Golden Opportunities Fund is a Retail Venture Capital Fund launched as the first in the Province of Saskatchewan in 1999. The Fund is managed by Westcap Mgt. Ltd. Since its inception, the Fund has invested over $350 million in 132 companies and has more than 28,000 shareholders. An investment in Golden Opportunities provides RRSP benefits plus 35% in tax credits while keeping investment dollars at home in Saskatchewan.