Moataz El Hout is currently the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé North East Africa Region, a position that he has held since January 2018.

An Egyptian national, Moataz joined Nestlé in his home market in 1995 as a Brand Manager for Maggi. In 1997, Moataz moved to Australia as a Brand Manager in the Nestlé ice cream business. Upon his return to Egypt in 1999, he took several positions of increasing responsibilities leading to heading the ice cream business in Egypt in 2002. Moataz lead the ice cream in Egypt to become one of the fastest growing and most profitable ice cream business for Nestlé.

In 2005, he moved to Malaysia to Head the Nestlé ice cream business in Malaysia Singapore where he changed the Route to Market and accelerated growth. In 2008 he moved to the Headquarters in Switzerland, in Ice Cream Strategic Business Unit, responsible for the ice cream businesses in Asia, Australia and Africa.

In 2011, he moved to Ghana as Managing Director of the Nestlé business there. Moataz lead the team to establish Nestlé as the fastest growing FMCG company for four consecutive years.

In 2015, he became Vice President of Nestlé SA, Regional and Category Manager in Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa. His regional role was covering, Middle East, Iran, Turkey, North Africa and Nordic European Region. Moataz was also responsible for the Dairy Category across Zone EMENA.

Before joining Nestlé Moataz worked in a Regional food company with assignments in Egypt & Saudi Arabia.

Moataz Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations from The American University in Cairo.