Nestle appoints new managing director

By Kazim Alam, The Express Tribune

KARACHI: Nestle Pakistan on Friday announced a change in its top management and Magdi Batato became the new managing director with effect from May 25, according to a statement issued by the company.

Batato replaced Ian James Donald, who would be serving as managing director of Nestle Equatorial African Region (EAR).

Batato was the group technical and production director for Nestle UK and Ireland. He joined the Nestle group in 1991 in Switzerland and has pursued a successful factory and technical management career in Switzerland, Germany, Lebanon, South Africa, Malaysia, the UK and Ireland.

Donald had been managing director of Nestle Pakistan since September 1, 2009. He was deputed from Nestle Malaysia Berhad, where he served as director of ice cream, chilled products and associated businesses.

Under his leadership, Nestle Pakistan succeeded in delivering strong financial results despite floods for two consecutive years, which hit the livestock sector and affected production channels of the company.

Nestle’s product portfolio includes dairy products such as Milk Pak, Nido, Everyday and yogurts; beverages like Fruita Vitals, Milo and Nescafe; and food products like Maggi noodles, Cerelac, breakfast cereals and confectionaries.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 26, 2012.


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