Yasser Abdul Malak appointed as MENA chairman and CEO of Nestlé
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Yasser Abdul Malak appointed as MENA chairman and CEO of Nestlé

Yasser Abdul Malak appointed as MENA chairman and CEO of Nestlé

Nestlé MENA employs over 15,000 people in 19 countries, operates 25 factories , and achieved annual sales of nearly $3bn in 2020

Yasser Abdul Malak, Chairman & CEO of Nestle Middle East & North Africa

Yasser Abdul Malak has been appointed as Nestlé’s new chairman and CEO for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

The appointment is effective January 1, 2022, will see Abdul Malak replace Remy Ejel who assumed the position in 2020.

Ejel joins the global Nestlé Executive Board in Vevey, Switzerland, as executive vice president and CEO of Zone Asia, Oceania and Africa (AOA), which includes the Middle East and North Africa region.

Nestlé MENA employs over 15,000 people in 19 countries, operates 25 factories across the region, and has achieved annual sales of nearly $3bn in 2020.

Abdul Malak joined Nestlé in Saudi Arabia in 1999. After his first assignment, he moved to the company’s regional head office to lead the MAGGI business as Senior Brand Manager until mid-2003.

He was then appointed global marketing advisor for the Food business in Switzerland. In 2005, he was promoted to head the Food Business in the South East Africa region. Three years later, he returned to the Middle East as Business Executive Officer Food, prior to his assignment as country manager.

For his latest stint with Nestlé, Abdul Malak is moving to Dubai from Nestlé Turkey where he reported delivered strong results as CEO. He has held several leadership positions at Nestlé, having previously served as CEO for Nestlé’s North East Africa Region based in Egypt until he was assigned the role of Dairy Category Head Zone Europe Middle East and North Africa in 2018 at the Nestlé headquarters in Vevey.

“This region is where my journey at Nestlé began, and it is really an honor for me to come back here to help grow our business and create shared value for society with our local teams of highly talented and dedicated people,” said Abdul Malak.

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