Board & Management Team
CFG has a proven and experienced management team that have worked as a team for over a decade and have established good relationships with the local, municipal and state authorities in the Ukraine and with end buyers of agricultural produce in Ukraine, Russia and the EU. The Ukrainian operations are in relatively close proximity to Poland and farm managers from the Polish operations have been instrumental in developing CFG's Ukrainian operations. CFG apply western style agronomy best practices and technology together with modern agricultural equipment to its large scale farming activities, these methods are more efficient than those previously used, and the Directors have demonstrated that this will result in far superior better crop yields and qualityfrom the land under cultivation.
Mark Laird (Chief Executive Officer)
Mark is the founder of CFG and a graduate from the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He started farming operations in Poland in 1994 and lived in Poland until 2004. In 2006, he spearheaded the Group's expansion into Ukraine.
Mr. Alastair Stewart (Chief Financial Officer)
Alastair joined the Group in 2010 as Finance Director. He previously held senior finance positions within private and listed food and wine businesses both within the UK and internationally. Alastair is a chartered accountant having qualified with Price Waterhouse in Scotland before working overseas.
Abdulrahman Al Fadley (Almarai) – Chairman
Mohamed Al Balawi (Almarai)
Abdullah Al Dubaikhi (SALIC)
Abdulrahman Al Hassan (SALIC)
Khalid Al Malahy (SGAF)
Mohamed Al Jorais (SGAF)