Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Mr. Suresh Narayanan

Mr. Suresh Narayanan

Designation : Chairman & Managing Director

Company : Nestle India Limited

Industry : Food & Beverage Company

Headquarters : Gurugram, Haryana

Speaking in : Fruits & Vegetables, Dairy, Poultry & Fisheries - Leveraging the Diverse India Opportunity

Global Presence :

  • Nestle is the world's largest food and beverage company with an annual sales of CHF 89.5 Billion (as on 2016). We have more than 2000 brands ranging from global icons to local favourites, we are present in 191 countries around the world, having 418 factories and around 328,000 employees.

India Presence :

  • Nestle has been a partner in India's growth for over 105 years and has a very special relationship of trust with the people of India. After more than a century-old association with the country, today, Nestle has presence across India with 8 manufacturing facilities and 4 branch offices.

Company Profile :

  • Nestle activities in India have facilitated direct and indirect employment, touching the lives of over a million people including farmers, suppliers of packaging materials, services and other goods. Nestle India got listed in the stock exchange over 45 years ago and has today over 78000 shareholders.
  • Nestle India manufactures products of truly international quality under internationally famous brand names such as NESCAFE, MAGGI, MILKYBAR, KIT KAT, BAR-ONE, MILKMAID and NESTEA. The company today has an annual turnover of over INR 9000 Crores.
  • In compliance with its CSR Policy, Nestle India has focused on activities on creating nutrition and breastfeeding awareness (over 2 million beneficiaries), providing access to drinking water and sanitation (over 240000 students), supporting sustainable development of farmers (over 250000) while helping them reduce water use. These initiatives are built upon the strong base of performance in environmental sustainability, applicable laws, international standards and Nestle Corporate Business Principles. Nestle India continues to engage with stakeholders including farmers, experts, NGOs and the Government and would take up such other CSR activities in line with Government's intent and which are important for society.
  • Nestle continuously focuses its efforts to better understand the changing lifestyles of India and anticipate consumer needs in order to provide Taste, Nutrition, Health and Wellness through its product offerings. The culture of innovation and renovation within the company and access to the extensive centralized research and development facilities gives it a distinct advantage in these efforts and enables Nestle to offer consumers a wide variety of products of global standards at affordable prices. Nestlé is committed to long-term sustainable growth and stakeholder satisfaction.

Personal Profile :

  • Mr. Suresh Narayanan joined the Board of Directors of Nestle India Limited as Managing Director from 1st August, 2015.
  • Mr. Narayanan has been designated as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company with effect from 29th October, 2015. He is also member of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Suresh Narayanan holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. He has a Diploma from the IMD Program for Executive Development and has participated in the Nestle Leadership Program of the London Business School. He has over 30 years of rich and exhaustive experience in the FMCG Industry and has held senior management and top leadership roles in leading global companies.
  • Mr. Narayanan was Chairman and CEO of Nestle Philippines prior to joining Nestle India as Managing Director. Mr. Narayanan joined Nestle in 1999 as Executive Vice President for Sales in India, where he spearheaded major structural and strategic changes in Sales and Customer Management and set up the chilled dairy business. He moved to Nestle Indochina in 2003, as Executive Director for Sales, Marketing and Food-Services, covering the countries of Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam. Two years later in 2005, he returned to India as Head of Sales for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. In 2008, Mr. Narayanan was appointed as Managing Director of Nestle Singapore Pte. Ltd., and remained there until 2010. During his time the overall business in Singapore witnessed sustained growth amidst the economic downturn. He was awarded the Medal of Commendation by the Government of Singapore in 2010, for excellence in employee relations during this challenging period. He moved to Nestlé Egypt as Chairman and CEO and Head of NEAR, where his initiatives resulted in significant business growth and investments despite the turbulence and volatility faced by the region at this time.
  • Mr. Narayanan began his career as a management trainee with Hindustan Unilever, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has also worked with Colgate Palmolive in India.

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