Magdi Batato

Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1959

Magdi Batato is responsible for procurement, Nestrade, manufacturing, supply chain, safety & health, quality management, engineering, agriculture & water resources, environmental sustainability and operations strategies at Nestlé. 

Magdi Batato has international experience from a global FMCG company and significant expertise within procurement and supply chain operations and efficiency, health & safety and sustainability, including environmental and human rights related matters. He has extensive knowledge of emerging markets, having held several positions across Asia, the Middle East and Africa. During this time, he was on the board of Nestlé companies which are publicly listed. In addition, he has a broad understanding of the assessment and management of business risks. Magdi Batato is also on the EXCO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), he is Chair of IDH, Transforming markets, which is an NGO specialised in Farmers’ livelihoods and overall sustainable value chains.


Other positions: Chair of IDH The Sustainable Trade Initiative.