The Euromoney Egypt Conference 2017


H.E. Mr Tarek Kabil

Minister of Trade and Industry

Arab Republic of Egypt

H.E. Mr Tarek Kabil is currently the minister of trade and industry in Egypt. Previously he was partner at Abraaj Group and head of the performance acceleration group for MENA, Turkey and Central Asia, where he lead performance improvement for more than 40 companies. Previously he held leadership positions in PepsiCo for 18 years, most recently the president of PepsiCo International for Middle East and Africa (MEA) for beverages and snacks, and president and chief executive officer for MEA and South East Asia for the International Dairy and Juice Co. joint venture between PepsiCo and Al Marai Co. He joined PepsiCo as technical director for Egypt and North Africa in 1994 and was subsequently made franchise VP for North East Africa in 1997. In 1999, he took on the role of chairman and chief executive officer of the company’s newly acquired business in Egypt. In 2002, Tarek Kabil’s role was expanded to include North Africa franchise countries and snacks business. The following year he was promoted to North Africa BU general manager. In June 2006, he was nominated VP of operations for MEA. He was promoted again as president for Middle East and Africa region in 2007. Before joining PepsiCo, he worked for 12 years at Procter and Gamble (P&G). He started in 1983 in Albany, Georgia as a mechanical engineer and then held progressively senior management positions; including leading the start-up of P&G paper business in GCC in 1984. In 1987, he won the P&G World Class Manufacturing Award for best performance. In 1992, he moved to Egypt as Plant Manager, and then was promoted to Product Supply Director.

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Mon 18 - Tue 19 Sep 2017