9. Yasser Abdul Malak

Company: Nestlé Middle East
Designation: Chairman and CEO—MENA
Sector: Food and beverage
Nationality: Lebanese
Global headquarters: Switzerland
Residence: U.A.E.

Nestlé appointed Abdul Malak as Chairman and CEO of MENA in January 2022. In the MENA region, Nestlé Middle East employs more than 15,000 people across 19 countries and operates 25 factories. It has a portfolio of more than 60 product brands in the region. Abdul Malak previously served as CEO for Nestlé’s North East Africa region based in Egypt and was Dairy Category Head for Europe and MENA at the Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland. Prior to his current role, he was the CEO of Nestlé Türkiye. In the first half of 2022, sales in the Middle East and Africa were close to double-digit growth, thanks to strong momentum for affordable offerings in Central and West Africa.