Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff names new CEO

01 November 2021

Saudia Dairy and Foodstuff Company (Sadafco) has appointed Patrick Stillhart as the new chief executive officer of the company effective November 1.

The company move comes following Waltherus Matthijs’s request to step down from his position as CEO, effective as October 31.

However, Matthijs will continue to provide direction and support to the company’s business and for ensuring a smooth transition of his duties to the new CEO.

An industry veteran, Stillhart brings with him more than 23 years of stable and progressive career experience in the branded food FMCG industry to his new post.

During his tenure, Stillhart had held many senior positions within Nestlé, Cereal Partners Worldwide (a joint venture between Nestle and General Mills), and DKSH, covering various businesses, across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and European markets, including cereals, coffee, confectionery, and ice cream businesses.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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