Murad Al-Katib, head of AGT Food and Ingredients Inc., has won the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year award.
Al-Katib, a dominant figure in Canada’s pulse industry, competed against candidates from among 49 nations vying for the title. He has built AGT Food and Ingredients, headquartered in Regina, into an international company buying, selling and processing pulses and other crops. Its 2016, assets were listed at a little less than $1.3 billion.
Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization in 2016 were $118.8 million.