Nestlé Philippines, Inc. announces the appointment of Suresh Narayanan as its Chairman and CEO effective April 2015.
Before his Philippine appointment, Suresh was Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Egypt and Head of the Nestlé Business for North East African Region (NEAR), a post he assumed in 2010.
He joined the Nestlé Group in 1999 as Executive Vice President for Sales in his home country India, where he spearheaded major structural and strategic changes in Sales and customer management and set up the chilled dairy business.
As part of his international development and to leverage his experience, Suresh was assigned to Nestlé Indochina in 2003, as Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and FoodServices, covering the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Two years later in 2005, he returned to Nestlé India as Executive Vice President and Head of Sales covering India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. During this time, the business grew rapidly across a range of product categories.
In 2008, Suresh was appointed Managing Director of Nestlé Singapore Pte Ltd, a position he held up to 2010 during which time the overall business in Singapore witnessed sustained growth amidst the economic downturn. For excellence in employee relations during this challenging period, Suresh was awarded the Medal of Commendation by the Government of Singapore in 2010.
In late 2010, he was transferred to Nestlé Egypt as Chairman and CEO and Head of NEAR, where he led successful initiatives that resulted in significant business growth and investments, despite the turbulence and volatility faced by the region at that time.
Suresh holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Diploma from the IMD Program for Executive Development, and has participated in the Nestlé Leadership Program of the London Business School.