Sami Naffakh

Former COO, Arla Foods

About Sami Naffakh

Sami left Arla Foods in July 2020.

As COO with 25 years comprehensive international leadership experience in fast moving consumer goods Supply Chain, Sami Naffakh aims to secure competitive operations to meet increasing global demand for safe, affordable and sustainable food at a time when the world’s population is growing faster than ever before and when volatility and uncertainty in the market are at their highest.  

From January 2018 to July 2020, Sami was Executive Vice President for Supply Chain and member of the Executive Management Team at Arla Foods.

Sami has a demonstrable history in FMCG supply chain, having held leadership roles within global businesses such as Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Danone and Estee Lauder. He has also been based in several locations across the world. He holds a master’s degree in engineering from Hautes Etudes d'Ingénieur in Lille, France and has also studied in Switzerland and the USA. 

Sami is married with two sons and a daughter. 

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