Chairman and CEO, Nestlé Middle East
Yves Manghardt is Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Middle East, which employs more than 13,000 people and operates 18 factories across 13 countries in the region.
Yves joined Nestlé in 1984 and has held various leading positions in markets such as Japan, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong and Vietnam. In 1991, he was appointed Country Manager of Nestlé Singapore, and became Commercial Director of Nestlé Philippines in 2001. He was Vice President of Nestlé S.A. between 2003 and 2004 and Market Head for Nestlé Southern African Region between 2004 and 2009. In October 2009, Yves relocated to the Middle East, becoming the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Middle East.
In 2010, Yves oversaw Nestlé Middle East’s opening of a $136m manufacturing facility in Dubai, which specialises in the manufacturing, canning and packaging of several Nestlé brands including Nestlé NIDO powdered milk, and KIT KAT chocolate. In 2017 Yves led the opening of Nestlé Middle East’s third factory in Dubai, the $123m investment Al Maha Factory which specializes in the manufacturing of MAGGI and Nescafé products.
Yves is a graduate of the HEC Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is married with three children.