PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa CEO wins Takreem Award for outstanding corporate leadership
- United Arab Emirates: Monday, December 17 - 2012 at 12:42
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Saad Abdul-Latif, Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo Asia, Middle East and Africa has been honored for his outstanding corporate leadership by Takreem Initiative, at the Takreem Arab Achievement Awards Ceremony in Manama, Bahrain held on November 30 under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain.
As an active supporter of causes related to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, Abdul-Latif received the Outstanding Corporate Leadership award from Takreem for sustained excellence in Business and innovation to ensure growth in PepsiCo as well as for enhancing social development through initiatives such as Tomooh, an education program, founded by Abdul-Latif in 2006, which partners with local and international organizations to empower Arab youth through education.
Abdul-Latif has also shepherded PepsiCo's close partnership with the Arab International Women's Forum and he sits on the Middle East Board of Directors for PlaNet Finance, an organization which fights poverty through the development of microfinance.
"He possesses a natural energy of always wanting to give," says Nadia al Shadhir, the private-partnership manager for PlaNet Finance in Dubai.
"Mr. Abdul-Latif's dedication and support for PlaNet Finance's initiatives, particularly those around women's development, education and youth entrepreneurship is to be commended at all times."
A 30-year PepsiCo veteran, Abdul-Latif has held a wide range of international roles in the corporation's food and beverage businesses since joining the company in 1982. Among his roles, he has served as general manager for PepsiCo beverages in the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan, area vice president for the Saudi Arabia and Gulf region, group vice president for Frito-Lay Middle East and general manager for the Middle East region.
"I'm delighted to receive this award, as I believe it's important to highlight Arab accomplishments in the hope of inspiring others," said Abdul-Latif.
"Encouraging both present and future generations to accomplish their goals and contribute to society should be our priority," he added.
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