Nestlé announces a new Nestlé Kenya Country Head

To Press Releases listNairobi,Feb 20, 2011

Nestlé has appointed Mr. Hakan Misri as the new Managing Director for Nestlé Kenya Ltd, effective from 1 March 2011.

Mr. Hakan replaces Cihat Kurt who has been instrumental in building and developing Nestlé Kenya. Prior to his new role Hakan served as an Executive Committee Member & Business Executive Manager in Nestlé Turkey, a position he held for four years, where he has been credited with sterling business performance.

He joined Nestlé Turkey in 2001, where he co-ordinated Sales and Marketing operations until 5 years later, when he was posted to Nestlé Azerbaijan (Eurasia) as the Country Manager, a position he held until 2007.

In Kenya, Mr Hakan will continue working on Nestlé Kenya’s expansion plans, as well as pursuing Nestlé’s strategy of addressing the needs of the emerging consumer class.

About Nestlé Kenya Ltd.

Nestlé Kenya Limited, established in 1967, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé Group. Nestlé  Kenya manufactures Nestlé products for supply to East African countries and some others like DRC, Zambia, Malawi and while exporting these products to the UK and other destinations abroad. It joined the Nestlé Equatorial African Region in 2008. In 2010, Nestlé Management announced an investment of 30million CHF to expand the factory.

About Nestlé EAR

Nestlé EAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nestlé S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world’s largest nutrition, health and Wellness Company— with sales of more than US$100 billion. Nestlé EAR was set up in April 2008 and oversees the Nestlé operations in 20 countries: Kenya, Angola, Burundi, Comoros, DRC, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Malawi, RC, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.