Magdi Batato

Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1959

Magdi Batato comes with international experience from a global FMCG company and expertise within procurement and supply chain operations and efficiency, health & safety and sustainability.

Executive Vice President, Nestlé S.A., and Head of Operations. Responsible for Procurement, Nestrade, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Safety & Health, Quality Management, Engineering, Agriculture & Water Resources, as well as Environmental Sustainability and Operations Strategies. Chair of IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative and member of the Board of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Mr. Batato joined Nestlé in Switzerland in 1991. His factory and production management experiences initially took him to Germany, Lebanon and South Africa. In 2004, he transferred to Malaysia as Executive Director of Production. Nestlé Malaysia is listed on the Kuala Lumpur stock exchange and Mr. Batato was a member of the company’s Board of Directors for 5 years. In 2009, he moved to Nestlé UK & Ireland as Head of Group Technical, overlooking 14 production facilities. In 2012, Magdi Batato was appointed CEO of Nestlé operations in Pakistan and Afghanistan, based in Lahore. Nestlé Pakistan is listed on the Karachi stock exchange and Mr Batato was a member of the company’s Board of Directors for 3 ½ years.