Samirkumar PathakGlobal Head – Sustainability at Almarai
Samir is a ‘Sustainable Development MBA’ from Canada, ‘Environmental Management Post-Graduate’ from the UK, and a licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) in Canada. Samir has over 20 years of experience in corporate sustainability, ESG, extended producer responsibility, and natural capital stewardship in North America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa.
In his current role, Samir heads sustainability for Almarai’s global operations to deliver on strategic priorities of protecting the planet, caring for people, and producing responsible products.
Prior to joining Almarai, Samir led PepsiCo’s corporate sustainability affairs in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa to drive positive impacts in sustainable packaging, sustainable agriculture, water and energy stewardship. Before PepsiCo, Samir led sustainability management for Coca-Cola’s Canadian operations and was in sustainability consulting prior to that. Samir has a passion for giving back to the community and demonstrates this by serving industry and professional associations, and NGOs.