Nestlé has appointed Remy Ejel as chairman and chief executive officer for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Nestlé MENA employes more than 15,000 people in 19 countries, operates 25 factories across the region, and has achieved annual sales of close to $3 billion in 2019.
“It’s a privilege for me to work together with a strong team of knowledgeable and passionate people,” says Ejel. “We remain committed to building trust with consumers, partners and stakeholders by living up to our purpose of unlocking the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come.”
Ejel joined Nestlé in Saudi Arabia in 1998 and held various executive positions in different markets and countries over the years. In 2007, he assumed the role of Assistant Regional Manager in Zone Asia Oceania and Africa (AOA) at Nestlé headquarters in Switzerland, supporting all African countries for four years, before returning to the Middle East as Business Executive Officer Confectionery.
He was appointed Country Manager for Saudi Arabia in 2013. In 2016, Ejel was appointed Chairman and CEO for the Southern Africa region. Two years ago, he was appointed Chairman and CEO for the Central West Africa region.