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Seagulls’ Catch Food Services Company in Jeddah is fully owned by Dr. Hamad Saif Al Battal and his family.

Dr. Hamad Saif Al Battal is a business man with taste for seafood, entrepreneurial spirit, work ethics, commitment to people and absolute passion for restaurant operations.

Under his wise leadership, Seagulls’ Catch employs a team of fish enthusiasts fully involved – ‘hook, line and sinker’ – with a zeal for ‘everything fish’.

DR. HAMAD S. BIN BATTALChairman – Credentials & Qualifications

With a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from University of Nebraska and Masters Degree in the same field from Washington State University, he is the chairman and owner of Seagulls Catch Co. He is also the president of Business Economics Consulting Centre in Jeddah, KSA Dr. Battal was the Economic Consultant to Abdul Latif Jameel Company Limited (ALJCO) from 1999- 2008 and Committee Member of Consultancy Businesses and Offices of Jeddah Chamber of Commerce of Commerce and Industry from 2001 onwards.

  • Member of Board of Directors & Executive Committee of Taiba Holdings Co., From 1995 Onwards
  • Founder and The Member of the Board of Directors & Executive Committee of Arab Resort Areas Company from 1995 Onwards
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Taiba Agricultural Development Company from 1999 Onwards
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Arab Company for Agricultural Investment, Sudan
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Arab Sudanese Aerial Spraying Company
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Kenaf Sudanese Arab Company Ltd, Sudan
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Dallah Agricultural Investment and Animal Production Company, Egypt
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Arab Company for Agricultural Investment, Morocco
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Bisha Agricultural Development Company
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Al-jouf Agricultural Development Company
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Sarisud, Morocco
  • Member of The Board of Directors of West Point Pastoral Company, Australia
  • Deputy Chairman, Gazan Agricultural Company
  • Associate Professor, Agricultural Economics Department, College of Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA
  • Secretary General, (Resource Development Committee) King Abdul Aziz & His Companions Foundation for The Gifted
  • General Secretary for Investment Committee- High Commission for The Development of Hail Region
  • Managing Director, Albanian International Investment & Development Company
  • Member of The Board of Directors of Al-Jouf Agricultural Company
  • Chief Executive Officer, Dallah Agricultural Holdings Company
  • Chief Executive Officer, Arab Company for Agricultural Investment
  • Chairman, Fifth Season Company, Tunisia
  • General Manager, Saudi Livestock Trading and Transportation Company
  • Dean of Admission (Registration & Students Affairs) College of Agriculture & Veterinary Medicine, Kind Saud University, Qassim
  • Assistant Professor, Agricultural Economics Department, College of Agriculture, King Saud University, Riyadh, KSA.
  • Agricultural Engineer, National Training Center, Ministry of Agriculture & Water, Riyadh

MR. ABDUL AZIZ V.K.Consultant, Business Development

With a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and work experience of more than 48 years, Mr. Abdul Aziz has always tried to make his professional life have a positive impact in the community he lives in. Seafood is a passion for Mr. Abdul Aziz and he has always made sure that he is involved with providing the best quality of Seafood in the community he lives in, even when he was a full-time banker both in India and Saudi Arabia. Mr. Abdul Aziz's start at Seafood business in Saudi Arabia began in 1986, when he started Ansar Fisheries and Cold Storage in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. When he shifted his residence to Jeddah in the west coast of Saudi Arabia, this venture was handed over to Indian business men in Riyadh, who continue till date to run it successfully. In Jeddah, under the guidance, leadership and investment of Dr. Hamad S. Bin Battal, he organized the establishment of Seagulls Catch Food Services Co. Ltd. with a vision to provide the food lovers with healthy food consuming culture at an affordable price and under hygienic and quality environments. First branch of Seagulls Catch Restaurant commenced its operations in 2002. Presently with 5 branches in Jeddah, Seagulls Catch Seafood Restaurant has expanded overseas to Kochi, India in 2014 under the banner of Nawras Seafood Restaurant.

  • Worked in Federal Bank Ltd., India for 14 years from 1968 handling all spheres of conventional banking including letters of credit and left the job due to theological reasons in 1982.
  • Joined Al Rajhi Co. for Currency Exchange & Commerce, (now known as Al Rajhi Bank), Riyadh Head Office in 1983. Worked till 1993 in International Banking & Islamic Banking Division handling special overseas investment projects of Al Rajhi. Was one of the members who established the First Islamic Visa Card Center.
  • Worked as Business Development Consultant in BECC (Business Econ-Consulting Center) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, under the leadership of Dr. Hamad S. Bin Battal, providing expert business consultancy services in the field of financial, marketing and economical consultancies.
  • Established Al Hayat International School in Jeddah in the year 2000 with the investment Dr. Hamad S. Bin Battal to offer quality education by re-instating ethical and moral values.