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Upgrading Water: Tariq Al Wahedi Prioritizes Innovation In The Food Industry

Waleed Hmidan

Agthia has grown over the years to become a major player with interests in water, diary, retail, flour mill and animal feed. Come 2019, CEO Tariq Al Wahedi plans to continue innovating while expanding Agthia’s influence in new markets.

In 2018, the company filed its first patent after it developed water that contained Vitamin D that was bereft of any flavor or color. Not easily dissolvable,It also developed Al Ain Zero, a ph-free and sodium-neutral water and has managed to produce eggs containing vitamin D as well. All these are a part of Agthia’s efforts to increase innovation and stay relevant in the fast-moving consumer goods market.

Waleed is a filmmaker with a dozen short films in his filmography, some of which have been featured in film festivals and won awards. He holds a BA honors degree in Filmmaking from Middlesex university, Dubai. At Forbes Middle east, he is responsible of transforming print content into video format, filming interviews of the region’s business leaders and pioneers as well as filming events for Forbes Middle east, and editing said videos for the website and social media.

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