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A message from our Chairman & CEO

We are truly grateful to have been a part of this remarkable region for over a century. From Egypt to Morocco, and from Saudi Arabia and the UAE to Lebanon and Syria, with a presence in Iraq, Palestine, and Yemen, our journey has been marked by significant investments in our people and business operations. We have consistently driven impactful innovation and wholeheartedly embraced digital transformation across these countries. At the same time, we actively contribute to the community and step-up relief efforts where needed.

Our team of brilliant, talented, and dedicated professionals embody our purpose and values. Their hard work and commitment have been crucial in establishing Nestlé's leading industry position and fuelling our optimism for what lies ahead.

In the Nestlé Middle East and North Africa, we employ over 14,000 people and provide indirect employment opportunities to several thousand more in the 19 countries in our region. Our operations encompass 24 factories and a diverse portfolio of 60 beloved brands, in categories including bottled water, cereals, coffee, food, confectionery, dairy, infant nutrition, and more. We believe in the potential of business to be a catalyst for positive change. Despite facing decades of challenges, our region has shown steadfast resilience and determination, and to us, it means opportunities for growth, talent development, innovation, and a promising future. With our capabilities, our expertise and unwavering determination, we are poised to contribute to our communities in the Middle East and North Africa as well as the broader societal needs by integrating the right actions into our work.

At Nestlé, Creating Shared Value is at the heart of our purpose: to unlock the power of food to enhance quality of life for everyone, today and for generations to come. We are continually striving to build a business that benefits not only our company, but also the communities, individuals, families, and the planet. Recognizing that this is intrinsically tied to the long-term success of our business.

Our role in the community is to provide quality products and services and meet the diverse needs of our consumers while providing tasty and balanced diets that are accessible to everyone. Our goal is to lead in regional sustainability, accelerating decarbonization to act on climate change, tackle packaging waste, promote a circular economy to close the loop, and care for water. We believe in the power of Youth in the Middle East and North Africa region, and we are determined to empower the next generation of leaders to forge successful careers.

Over the years, we have built trust and credibility with our suppliers, business partners, local institutions, and authorities. We continuously advocate for collective efforts and partnerships and are committed to playing a positive role in our region, driving sustainable change, and value in our communities.

Yasser Abdul Malak
Chairman & CEO,
Nestlé Middle East and North Africa