National Food Products Company appoints Iqbal Hamzah as group CEO


July 10, 2019 | By RetailME Bureau

National Food Products Company (NFPC), one of the food & beverage companies in the Middle East, has appointed Iqbal Hamzah as the new group CEO.

Over the last 28 years, Hamzah has built an impressive track record of strategic, operational, commercial and financial accomplishments. A highly experienced veteran and accomplished professional in the FMCG and food & beverage industry, he will be responsible for leading NFPC to the next stages of expansion and growth. NFPC has over 4,500 employees and represents leading brands like Lacnor, Oasis, Blu, Arla, Puck, Lurpak, Milco, Safa and Royal Bakers.

Previously, Hamzah served as the CEO of Agthia Group PJSC and Al Ain Farms, making significant contributions to the growth of the business. Prior to joining Agthia, Hamzah was with Gillette/P&G responsible for Russia, Republics & Baltics countries, based in Moscow. He has also held several senior executive positions, across Asia, Europe and the Gulf.

Commenting on the appointment, Faraj Ali Bin Hamoodah, chairman, NFPC, said, “We are very delighted that Iqbal Hamzah has agreed to join NFPC as our group CEO. He is an industry veteran and a proven leader and brings a significant history of experience and success within the food & beverage industry, with a proven track record of senior leadership across large and complex multi-location organisations. His vast industry knowledge and expertise will be pivotal in driving the company forward during the next stages of expansion.”

“I’m honoured to be appointed as the new CEO of one of the most reputed food & beverage groups in the region. I’m excited to lead NFPC through the opportunities that the future holds and powering its growth. As the industry undergoes rapid changes, we aim to keep pace to strengthen our position in the market and develop clear goals and strategies while delivering innovation,” added Hamzah.

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