Born in 1959 in Egypt, Magdi Batato is Swiss national. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Thermodynamics from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He completed the Executive Development Program (PED) of IMD Lausanne and International Manufacturing with INSEAD.
Magdi Batato has worked as Assistant Professor and lecturer at the EPFL and Technicom in Bienne as well as Project Engineer in an engineering consultancy firm in Lausanne (Bonnard & Gardel), before joining Nestle in Switzerland in 1991 as Engineer in Industrial Services, Energy &. Environment. His Factory and Production Management experiences took him to Germany, Lebanon and South Africa.
In 2004, Magdi Batato was transferred to Malaysia as Executive Director of Production.
In 2009, Magdi Batato moved to Nestle UK & Ireland as Head of Group Technical before taking over the position of Market Head Pakistan in May 2012.
On October 1st 2015, Magdi Batato returned to Vevey upon his appointment as Executive Vice President, Nestle S.A., and Head of Operations. As such he is responsible for Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Engineering, Quality Management, Agriculture, Safety &. Health, Environmental Sustainability and Operations Performance.