M. Arif Chishti

Arif Chishti

M. Arif Chishti

Managing Director

Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery, Saudi Arabia


Arif Chishti is Managing Director of Abdul Latif Jameel Machinery Saudi Arabia, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, a collective of independent international, family-owned and diversified businesses, founded in 1945 by the late Abdul Latif Jameel.

Mr. Chishti provides strategic direction and oversees Abdul Latif Jameel’s machinery businesses worldwide. He is on the board of Abdul Latif Jameel Summit Company, a joint venture company offering construction, mining, and power solutions to industry.

Arif Chishti joined the Abdul Latif Jameel in 2013 as Managing Director and started up the operations of Abdul Latif Jameel Summit Company with Komatsu Construction & Mining machinery as the core product.

Prior to joining the company, Arif worked successfully across the Middle East & Asia regions with leading brands of heavy machinery and commercial vehicles including Caterpillar and Volvo and has over 30 years of deep experience in set-up and driving commercial vehicles and heavy machinery dealerships to profitability.

Mr. Chishti graduated from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria with a Degree in Civil and Water Resources Engineering, and European University, France with an MBA in International Management.  He also attended IMD business school Switzerland.  He speaks English, Urdu and Hausa.

Founded in 1945, Abdul Latif Jameel is a private family-owned global investor and diversified business that celebrated its 75th Anniversary in 2020.  Abdul Latif Jameel works across major industry sectors aiming to positively shape the future of core industries driving the global economy.  These include Investments; Mobility; Financial Services; Energy & Environmental Services: Health, and a diversified range of other operations from consumer products and property development to professional services.

With corporate representation offices around the globe, the business has an operational presence in more than 35 countries on six continents and employs more than 11,000 people of over 65 nationalities.