Nestlé Head of Operations to Retire

The company also announces replacement.

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Stephanie Pullings Hart is returning to Nestlé in July as deputy head of operations.Image courtesy of Nestlé

Nestlé executive vice president and head of operations, Magdi Batato, is retiring in early 2024 after more than 30 years with the company.

Batato, who has held various roles across three different continents, is currently responsible for the operations of hundreds of Nestlé factories worldwide. He oversees Nestlé’s procurement and logistics areas and leads the company’s sustainability work.

Stephanie Pullings Hart, senior vice president of operations for Warby Parker, is returning to Nestlé July 1, 2023, as deputy head of operations. She will take over as head of operations and become an executive board member by January 1, 2024.

Pullings Hart is responsible for manufacturing, supply chain, and customer experience at Warby Parker. Previously she was the senior vice president of global operations for Beyond Meat, where she helped the company experience a significant sales increase.

Until 2018, Pullings Hart had a successful 23-year career at Nestlé, with roles of increasing responsibility in manufacturing, factory management, supply chain, research and development, and human resources. She worked in several Nestlé businesses and across multiple continents.

"On behalf of our board of directors and our executive board, I would like to extend a heartfelt thanks to Magdi for his many contributions to Nestlé,” said Mark Schneider, CEO. “We wish him all the best for this next chapter. At the same time, we are delighted that Stephanie is returning to Nestlé. With her appointment, we are gaining a highly qualified leader with extensive experience across all areas of operations, and a proven track record in growing businesses. Her highly entrepreneurial and digital experience combined with her knowledge of Nestlé make her the ideal leader to take us forward."

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