Home lists Top 100 most powerful Arabs 2022 Mohammad Abu Ghazaleh Chairman and CEO, Fresh Del Monte Origin: Palestine Residence: US Sector: FMCG Fresh Del Monte announced that its gross profit for 2021 was $303.8m compared to $250.9m in 2020. Pandemic-related challenges impacted the company’s numbers, with net sales for 2020 at $4.2bn, down from $4.5bn in 2019. Negotiating these challenges, however, has been the forte of Mohammed Abu Ghazaleh, who purchased Fresh Del Monte in 1996. He transformed a company reeling under $300m of debt into a global brand that produces, markets and distributes fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, prepared fruit and vegetables, beverages and snacks across the world. Sustainability is a key part of the company’s ethos and operations. By 2025, Fresh Del Monte aims to plant and donate 2.5 million trees and have 100 per cent of its protected areas globally monitored on an annual basis through species inventories.