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Magdi Batato

Nationality: Swiss
Year of birth: 1959
Appointed (until): 2018 (2019)

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.

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.

Magdi Batato holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Thermodynamics (Energetics of the human body) from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He completed the Executive Development Program (PED) of IMD Lausanne and an International Manufacturing course with INSEAD. Magdi Batato has worked as Assistant Professor and L ecturer at the EPFL and Technicom in Bienne as well as Project Engineer in an engineering consultancy firm in Lausanne (Bonnard & Gardel) before joining Nestlé.