A leader in the snack food market

Edita is a leading FMCG company in Egypt & the Middle East. The company holds a leading market share in each of its five segments, a success driven by the company’s reputation for quality and affordability. With five state-of-the-art production facilities encompassing 28 production lines, as well as a nationwide distribution network, Edita is well able to meet the constant demand for its products. It’s customer base includes more than 67,000 wholesale and retail customers, with exports to more than 16 markets in the region.

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Our more-than 5,680 employees are guided and supported by a dedicated, experienced management team.

9 & 80

With 9 key brand representations and 80 SKUs, Edita holds a clear advantage in the Egyptian market.

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Edita boasts a superior production process with 5 state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities comprised of 28 production lines and with a total capacity of c. 151 thousand tons per annum.

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Edita produces cakes, croissants, salty snacks, wafers and candy for sale in the local market and export to more than 16 markets.

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Edita has a highly lucrative product portfolio covering 5 key segments of the snack market.

Our Vision

To be the conglomerate in the Middle East and Africa through creating loved brands produced, distributed and supported by expert and passionate people.

This will be measured by market share, consumer loyalty and maximizing returns on shareholder equity

Our Mission

We are a consumer-centric company with a passion for quality, committed to making available a variety of unique, fresh and tasty products.

We use the best ingredients, modern technology and food safety practices.

We invest in our people and brands while our actions are guided by a sincere concern for our social responsibilities.

Our Core Values

  • Teamwork & Communication
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Commitment & Passion
  • Excellence

Our History

2016

  • New candy line installed, and production began in 4Q2016
  • Inked agreement with KSA’s Khalifa A.Algosaibi Cold Stores for the distribution of its HTT Brands
  • Launched TODO Bomb in 1Q2016, Twinkies Icing in 2Q2016, and TODO Brownies in 3Q2016
  • Began construction of phase one of new E08 factory
  • Edita Food Industries Acquires New Land to Produce a Premix Formula in August 2016
  • Edita’s new strudel line was commissioned in February 2016 with product-to-market in March 2016

2015

  • The company lists on the Egyptian Exchange, enhancing its corporate profile and access to growth capital
  • Edita Food Industries acquires rights to its existing HoHo’s, Twinkies & Tiger Tail (HTT) Brands in 12 additional MENA countries, acquires technical assistance & know-how to manufacture 11 new Hostess Brands products
  • Edita acquires land in Sixth of October City’s Polaris Al-Zamil district, which falls in close proximity to its E07 plant, to build a new factory (E08).
  • A new corporate campaign was launched to further strengthen the association of Edita to all its brands in a creative way and thus far has generated very positive feedback from all stakeholders and achieved very high viewership.
  • Four new production lines added — two croissant lines, one cake line and one rusks line — in Edita’s E07 factory extension

2013

  • Edita builds a new headquarters and logistics hub in Sheikh Zayed City
  • The company introduces an ERP system upgrade
  • Edita acquires HTT brands in Egypt, Libya, Jordan & Palestine

2012

  • Edita launches wafer products
  • Edita builds a production plant in Polaris Industrial Park to meet increased demand

2011

  • Edita undergoes a rebranding campaign
  • Sales cross the EGP 1 billion milestone
  • Edita enters the candy market with MiMix, building a production facility in the city of Beni Suef dedicated to candy products
  • Edita undergoes a rebranding campaign
  • Edita launches savory croissant products

2010

  • Launch of the TODO family
  • Introduction of handheld online receipt computers from Motorola Solutions

2009

  • Edita introduces Grade Plane Dynamics

2006

  • Edita achieves world class safety certifications including HACCP, ISO 22000, ISO 9001, ISO 18001

2005

  • Management restructuring

2003

  • Edita purchases & upgrades the Hostess factory in 10th of Ramadan City and enters the snack cakes market under license with Hostess

2000

  • Bake Rolz introduced

1997

  • Molto chocolate-filled croissants introduced

1996

  • Edita is founded and begins construction of the E-06 Plant in 6th of October City

Corporate Governance

At Edita, the leadership is well aware that a strong corporate governance framework is instrumental to the long-term success of any company. For this reason, the nine-member Board of Directors is composed primarily of non-executive members, two of which are independent.

Edita has a clearly set out code of conduct stressing the company’s values of Teamwork & Communication, Respect, Integrity, Commitment and Excellence. Adherence to these values ensures that the needs of all stakeholders — from the shareholders to the employees to customers and communities — are considered in all decisions and actions.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE COMPLIANCE

Edita’s corporate affairs are governed by the Egyptian Companies Law, the Egyptian Capital Market Law, the EGX Listing Rules, other laws governing companies incorporated in Egypt and its articles of association. A general attribute of joint stock companies in Egypt is separation of ownership and control. Although shareholders own the Issuer nominally, the management of the Issuer is vested by law in the hands of its Board of Directors.

We are subject to Egyptian disclosure requirements and are required to submit annual and quarterly   financial statements prepared in accordance with EAS and IFRS; provide notices of any material developments to the Egyptian Financial Supervisory Authority (EFSA), EGX and LSE; provide the regulator with minutes of the Issuer’s Ordinary and Extraordinary   General Meeting; and publish our annual and quarterly financial statements in two widely circulated local daily newspapers.

AUDIT COMMITTEE 

In accordance with the EGX listing Rules, the Board of Directors has constituted an Audit Committee, comprised of four Non-Executive Directors known for their competence and experience, two of which are independent. The primary functions delegated by the Board to the Audit Committee are to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities in connection with:

  • the inspection and review of our internal audit procedures, plans and results;
  • the inspection and review of our accounting standards and any changes resulting from the application of new accounting standards;
  • the inspection and review of the periodic administrative information that is presented to the different levels of management and the methods of such preparation and timing of submission;
  • ensuring the implementation of appropriate supervisory procedures in order to protect our assets;
  • ensuring that we adhere to the recommendations of the auditor and EFSA;
  • the inspection of the procedures carried out in preparing and reviewing:
    1. the financial statements
    2. offerings relating to securities
    3. estimated budgets, cash flow and income statements;
  • advising on the appointment of auditors to perform services other than the preparation of the financial statements;
  • the inspection and review of the auditor’s report regarding the financial statements and discussing the comments included, in addition to working on resolving any misunderstandings between the Board and the auditors;
  • ensuring the preparation by an independent financial advisor of a report regarding any related party transactions before being ratified; and
  • Ensuring the application of the necessary supervisory methods to maintain our assets, conduct periodic evaluation of administrative procedures and prepare reports to the Board.

The Board of Directors is required to adopt the Audit Committee’s recommendations within fifteen days   of receiving notice of such recommendations. If the Board of Directors does not follow the   recommendations, the chairman of the Audit Committee must notify both the EFSA and EGX.

Board of Directors

Edita’s dedicated Board of Directors is comprised of two executive and seven non-executive members. Under the expert and diverse guidance of this experienced group of men and women, Edita has grown from a small, family business into an international concern.

  • Eng. Hani Nabih Aziz Berzi

    Chairman and Managing Director, Representing Berco Limited

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    Eng. Hani Nabih Aziz Berzi

    Chairman and Managing Director, Representing Berco Limited

    Mr. Berzi graduated from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) with a BSc in Computer and Control Engineering. He has 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having started his career in 1986 by joining Tasty Foods Egypt, his family’s snack food business. Mr. Berzi subsequently held the position of Sales and Marketing Vice President at Tasty Foods Egypt after a sale of a part of its shares to PepsiCo, from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Berzi became a member of the Board of Edita Food Industries in 1996 and became the Managing Director and Chairman of the Board in 2006. Mr. Berzi is also a member of the Board of the Chamber of Food Industries and the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies, and is the Chairman of the Egyptian-Greek Business Council (Egyptian side), and the Chairman of the Food Export Council. Previously, he was a member of the Boards of a number of companies in the food and beverage industry including Technopack in 1987, Rotopak in 1989 and Egypt Sack in 1997, and has also served as a Board Member of the Federation of Egyptian Industries.

  • Mr. Samir Nabih Aziz Berzi

    Vice Chairman, Representing Berco Limited

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    Mr. Samir Nabih Aziz Berzi

    Vice Chairman, Representing Berco Limited

    Mr. Berzi graduated from Cairo University (Cairo, Egypt) in 1982 with a BA in Commerce. He has 33 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having started his career by joining Tasty Foods Egypt. In 1986, Mr. Berzi founded Berzi Confectionary, which was later acquired by Tasty Foods Egypt. He subsequently held the position of Industrial Operation Vice President at Tasty Foods Egypt after a sale of a part of its shares to PepsiCo. Mr. Berzi has also established a number of companies including Digma Trading, a fast-moving consumer goods distribution company and Edita Food Industries. Mr. Berzi became a member of the Board of Edita Food Industries in 1996. He is also the Chairman of Digma Trading and Edita Confectionary Industries, a member of the American Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board and shareholder of Le Pacha 1901, a shareholder of Mirage Hotels, which owns the JW Marriott at Mirage City, and a shareholder of Sakkara Tourism Investment, which owns the Mirage City compound in New Cairo.

  • Ms. Fatma Lotfy

    Board Member, Representing Berco Limited

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    Ms. Fatma Lotfy

    Board Member, Representing Berco Limited

    Ms. Lotfy has been a member of Edita’s Board of Directors since 2015 with over 30 years of commercial and investment banking experience under her belt. Since she began her career in the late 1980s, Ms. Lotfy has held senior and key executive positions in a number of renowned international and local banks and sits on the boards of several large-scale financial institutions. Since 2015, she has been a board member of Credit Libanias Beirut and a board member at EFG Hermes Leasing. Prior to that, Ms. Lotfy was the Deputy Chairperson and Managing Director at Bank Audi Egypt, the First Deputy Chairperson and Managing Director at Alexbank Intesa San Paolo, and Managing Director and Board and Executive Committee Member at Al Watani Bank of Egypt (currently NBK Egypt), in addition to several other senior positions at various institutions including the Commercial International Bank (CIB). Ms. Lotfy is also highly engaged in her role as an active corporate citizen through her activities as a member of the Egyptian European Council, the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Egyptian British Chamber of Commerce, the Egyptian American Chamber of Commerce, in addition to being an active member of the Economic Committee of the Women’s National Congress.

  • Mr. Jeff Van der Ems

    Board Member Representing Kingsway

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    Mr. Jeff Van der Ems

    Board Member Representing Kingsway

    Jeff Van der Ems is an experienced board director and former executive with wide commercial and international leadership experience as a CEO, COO, CFO and non-executive director for global biscuits and snacks businesses. Having spent the last 13 years of his executive career at United Biscuits (one of the largest biscuits companies in Europe with iconic brands such as McVitie’s and Jacob’s dating back to the 1800s), Mr. Van der Ems brings a wealth of experience as a successful strategist and commercial leader. At United Biscuits, Jeff successfully led the company’s international expansions (into, amongst other markets, India, China, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria) from 2007 to 2014, before assuming the role of Group CEO following the company’s acquisition by Yildiz for c. USD 3 nillion. Prior to United Biscuits, Jeff spent 12 years at PepsiCo, latterly as CFO of PepsiCo UK and Ireland. He has served as a non-executive director for food and snacks businesses in the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, South Africa and Israel. Mr. Van der Ems holds a BA in English and American literature from the University of California Irvine and a Masters in international management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).

  • Mr. Spyridon Theodoropoulos

    Board Member, Representing Exoder Limited

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    Mr. Spyridon Theodoropoulos

    Board Member, Representing Exoder Limited

    Mr. Theodoropoulos graduated from Athens Economic University with a business degree. He started his career with a small family business producing dairy products in 1976. Since then, he has uninterruptedly worked in the FMCG industry and was a General Manager of several FMCG companies. He acquired Chipita SA, a Greek based company specialising in snacks production, in two stages: the first 50% of shares were acquired in 1986 and the remaining 50% in 1989. In 1990, Eurohellenic Fund (representing, among others, Olayan Group, De Benedetti, Alpha Finance and Titan Group) invested in Chipita which coincided in time with the commencement of the croissant production, expansion of Chipita’s activities, setup of production facilities in several countries worldwide and formation of joint ventures in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Mexico. In 2006, Chipita merged with Delta Holdings SA to form Vivartia SA. From 2006 until 2010 Mr. Theodoropoulos was the Managing Director of Vivartia SA. During 2010 together with Olayan group, as well as other Greek partners, Mr. Theodoropoulos acquired Chipita SA. As of today he is the CEO of Chipita SA and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bank of Greece. In the past, he served as the president of the Athens Stock Exchange Listed Companies Association, as vice-president of Greek Federation of Industries and as vice-president of Helex. Mr. Theodoropoulos became a member of Edita’s Board in 1996.

  • Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour

    Independent Board Member

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    Mr. Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour

    Independent Board Member

    Mounir Fakhry Abdel Nour is a veteran banker, industrialist and public servant. Mr. Abdel Nour first entered government service in 2011 as Minister of Tourism, a post he held until 2012. He rejoined cabinet as Minister of Trade and Industry in July 2013 and went on to serve as Minister of Trade, Industry and Investment and as Minister of Trade, Industry and SMEs until he left office in September 2015. Prior to entering government, Mr. Abdel Nour was a banker with Banque de l’Union Européenne and American Express. He founded Vitrac, a leading Egyptian maker of jams, juices and syrups, in the 1980s and grew the company into a category-defining player with a dominant market share in Egypt and strong export network. Mr. Abdel Nour led Vitrac’s sale in 2002 to Hero Group, a leading Switzerland-based international consumer foods company. Mr. Abdel Nour was chairman of Hero Middle East from 2004 until 2011. He is currently a board member of GB Auto, Domty and Beltone Financial. His past directorships include service to the Egyptian Exchange (1999-2002), the Federation of Egyptian Industries (2004-2007), the Egyptian Competition Authority (2005-2007), among others. Mr. Abdel Nour holds a BSc in statistics from Cairo University’s School of Economics and Political Science and an MA in economics from the American University in Cairo. He is an Egyptian national.

  • Mr. Hussein Choukri

    Independent Board Member

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    Mr. Hussein Choukri

    Independent Board Member

    Mr. Choukri graduated from Ain Shams University and the American University in Cairo with a degree in Commerce and Management, respectively. He joined investment banking department of Morgan Stanley in New York as an Associate in 1980 and acted as Managing Director from 1987 until 1993. In 1993, he became its Advisory Director to serve in this capacity until 2007. In 1996, he established HC Securities & Investment, which currently is one of the leading investment banks in the Middle East and North Africa. Mr. Choukri is a board member of a number of associations and reputable companies, including the Holding Company for Tourism, Hotels and Cinema and The Egyptian British Business Council (EBBC). Mr. Choukri joined Edita as a Board Member in January 2015. Mr. Choukri is also a member of Edita’s Audit Committee.

  • Ms. Sahar El Sallab

    Independent Board Member

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    Ms. Sahar El Sallab

    Independent Board Member

    Ms. El Sallab graduated from the American University in Beirut and from the Harvard Kennedy School for Management. She worked and trained at Citibank Cairo and Athens as well as joined Chase National Bank of Egypt. She then spent 25 years working at Commercial International Bank, where she assumed the roles of Vice Chairman and Managing Director. She was also the Chairperson of Commercial International Capital Holding Company (CI Capital). After significant private sector experience, she became the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry for Development and Investment in Internal Trade in Egypt. Ms. El Sallab has been nominated as one of the 100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011 by South African Magazine, CEO, and one of 10 Most Powerful Egyptian Women 2011 by the Egypt Business Directory. Ms. El Sallab currently serves as a chairperson of Hiteknofal Company. Ms. El Sallab is also a member of Edita’s Audit Committee.

  • Mr. Hanny Y. Elmessiry

    Independent Board Member

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    Mr. Hanny Y. Elmessiry

    Independent Board Member

    Hanny Elmessiry has over 15 years of experience in the food and beverages industry. From 2012-2015 he served as Chief Executive Officer for IFFCO Egypt, North Africa’s largest edible oil and fats refining and processing company. Before that, he acted as Vice President and Managing Director of Golden State Foods Middle East, whose clients include McDonalds, YUM Brands, and Americana. Currently Elmessiry is also a Partner at Global Equity Ventures, a fund investing in projects in the MENA region with a focus on entrepreneurship, franchising, information technology, logistics, and sports tourism. He also serves on the board of several for-profit companies in addition to teaching strategic management at The American University in Cairo. Previously Elmessiry also acted as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orascom Housing Communities. He also served as Governor of Alexandria, Egypt’s second-largest city. In the 1980s and 1990s, Elmessiry lived in California, USA, where he pursued educational opportunities and gained extensive international work experience with a number of companies, including Bank of America and Al Baraka Bancorp California. Upon returning to the Middle East, he worked for several companies, where he was responsible for projects in the areas of private infrastructure, oil & gas, petrochemicals, and international trade.

Our Team

Edita’s experienced management team has successfully grown the company’s reach and product portfolio despite our footprint’s experiencing a number of challenging years.

  • Eng. Hani Nabih Aziz Berzi

    Chairman and Managing Director, Representing Berco Limited

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    Eng. Hani Nabih Aziz Berzi

    Chairman and Managing Director, Representing Berco Limited

    Mr. Berzi graduated from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) with a BSc in Computer and Control Engineering. He has 30 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, having started his career in 1986 by joining Tasty Foods Egypt, his family’s snack food business. Mr. Berzi subsequently held the position of Sales and Marketing Vice President at Tasty Foods Egypt after a sale of a part of its shares to PepsiCo, from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Berzi became a member of the Board of Edita Food Industries in 1996 and became the Managing Director and Chairman of the Board in 2006. Mr. Berzi is also a member of the Board of the Chamber of Food Industries and the Egyptian Centre for Economic Studies, and is the Chairman of the Egyptian-Greek Business Council (Egyptian side), and the Chairman of the Food Export Council. Previously, he was a member of the Boards of a number of companies in the food and beverage industry including Technopack in 1987, Rotopak in 1989 and Egypt Sack in 1997, and has also served as a Board Member of the Federation of Egyptian Industries.

  • Mr. Sameh Naguib

    Vice President (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer

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    Mr. Sameh Naguib

    Vice President (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer

    Sameh Naguib joined Edita following his most recent stint as chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors of the ASEC Company for Mining, an EGX-listed company better known as ASCOM, which he joined in late 2011. Naguib’s earlier professional track record includes a more than 10-year run with Heineken International, where he held a series of increasingly senior positions in Egypt, Algeria and the Netherlands, including business controller for the group’s activities across 10 countries in the Middle East and Africa. Naguib entered the workforce as an assistant to the Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade in 2000 before joining Al Ahram Beverages Co. in 2001 as a financial analyst prior to that company’s acquisition by Heineken. He worked on the group’s EGP 250 mn Gouna Beverages acquisition before going on to become costing manager responsible for both the company’s primary factory and its raw materials plants. He was later promoted to become regional business controller for Africa and the Middle East with responsibilities for 10 countries. After a two-year stint in that role, Naguib was seconded to Heineken’s Algerian subsidiary, where he was finance director from January 2009 until he joined ASCOM as CFO and Board Member in October 2011.

  • Eng. Mohamed Bahey

    Vice President Purchasing & Supply Chain

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    Eng. Mohamed Bahey

    Vice President Purchasing & Supply Chain

    Mr. El Bahey has 20 years of experience in the FMCG industry. He graduated from Ain Shams University in 1995 with a BSc in Engineering (Mechanical Power Section). Mr. El Bahey joined Edita Food Industries as Vice President—Supply Chain in 2012. Previously, Mr. El Bahey was Managing Director and CEO of Kraft Foods Algeria from 2010 to 2012 and Supply Chain and Sale Director at Kraft Foods Egypt from 2004 to 2010. He has also been a member of the Board of Kraft Foods Egypt from 2004 to 2012 and Managing Director of Kraft Foods Distribution Limited from 2006 to 2012. From 1995 to 2004 he worked at Gillette Egypt, as Production Engineer, and later as Value Chain Manager for North Africa and Pakistan at Gillette Egypt, and as Assistant Regional Supply Chain Director at Gillette MEA.

  • Mr. Maged Tadros

    Vice President Human Resources & Administration

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    Mr. Maged Tadros

    Vice President Human Resources & Administration

    Mr. Tadros has over 27 years of experience in human resources. He graduated from Helwan University (Cairo, Egypt) in 1986 with a BA in Hotel Management. Mr. Tadros joined Edita as Vice President—HR and Administration in 2010. Before joining us, Mr. Tadros was Human Resources Development Manager at Al Ahram Beverages (a member of the Heineken group) from 2006 to 2010 and as an Independent Organisational Development Consultant from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, he worked as Training and Development Senior Supervisor at Vodafone Egypt from 1998 to 2004. Mr. Tadros is certified as a Human Resources Assessor and Franklin Covey Trainer.

  • Ms. Inas Abdel Rahman

    Vice President Marketing

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    Ms. Inas Abdel Rahman

    Vice President Marketing

    Ms. Abdel Rahman has over 20 years of experience in marketing. She graduated from Cairo University in 1992 with a BA in Economics and Political Science and obtained her MBA from the American University (Cairo, Egypt), specialising in Marketing and International Business, in 1998. Ms. Abdel Rahman joined Edita Food Industries as Vice President— Marketing in 2009. Previously, Ms. Abdel Rahman was Global Category Manager at Tetra Pak Packaging Solutions, Italy from 2006 to 2009, Marketing Manager at Tetra Pak, Egypt from 2003 to 2006, and a Director and Partner at Directions Marketing Research & Services Limited from 1998 to 2003. Prior to that, she worked as marketing consultant and economic researcher in a number of organizations, including Carana Corporation, Phoenix Consulting Associates and Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies.

  • Mr. Alfred Younan

    Vice President Sales and International Markets

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    Mr. Alfred Younan

    Vice President Sales and International Markets

    Mr. Younan has 25 years of experience in the FMCG industry. He graduated from Alexandria University (Alexandria, Egypt) in 1992 with a BA in Commerce, and completed the International Marketing Program at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) in 1998 and the Executive Development Program at Kellogg School of Management (Chicago, USA) in 2009. Mr. Younan joined Edita Food Industries as National Sales Manager in 2005 and became Vice President— Sales and International Business in 2007. Previously, he worked as Business Development and Export Director at Hero Middle East from 2002 to 2005, National Sales and Distribution Director at Al Ahram Beverages (a member of the Heineken group) from 2000 to 2001, Marketing and Sourcing General Manager at Mansour Distribution Company (Distributor of Philip Morris in Egypt) from 1997 to 2000 and the Horn of Africa Representative at Philip Morris from 1994 to 1996.

  • Eng. Omar Abdel Ghaffar

    Vice President Industrial Operations

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    Eng. Omar Abdel Ghaffar

    Vice President Industrial Operations

    Mr. Abdel Ghaffar has over 11 years of experience in industrial operations. He graduated from Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) in 2004 with a BSc in Industrial Engineering, and completed the Executive Operations Management Program, Manufacturing, at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France) in 2013. Prior to obtaining his BSc, he participated in a number of internships and training programs with large multinationals including Danone and Henkel. Mr. Abdel Ghaffar joined Edita Food Industries as Vice President—Industrial Operations in 2012. Previously, Mr. Abdel Ghaffar was Operations Director at Orascom Housing Communities from 2007 to 2012, Development Manager at Kuwait Controls Company from 2005 to 2007, and worked with the International Operations at Forbes Marshall from 2004 to 2005.

  • Mr. Sherif Shaker

    Director of Internal Audit & Compliance

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    Mr. Sherif Shaker

    Director of Internal Audit & Compliance

    Mr. Shaker has 31 years of experience in finance and auditing. He graduated from Ain Shams University with a BA in Commerce in 1983 and obtained his MBA from the Arab Academy Graduate School of Business (Alexandria, Egypt) in 2009, specialising in Finance, Investment and Banking. Mr. Shaker joined Edita Food Industries as Financial Manager in 1997 and became Internal Audit and Compliance Director in 2010. Previously, Mr. Shaker was Financial Manager at Peugeot Egypt from 1993 to 1997, Accounting Supervisor at Hoechst Egypt Pharmaceutical Company from 1991 to 1993, and held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1983 to 1991. Mr. Shaker is a Certified Director of the Egyptian Institute of Directors (EIoD).

  • Mr. Papardodimas Panagiotis

    Research and Development Director

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    Mr. Papardodimas Panagiotis

    Research and Development Director

    Mr. Panagiotis has 15 years’ experience in research and development. He graduated from the University of Surrey (Guildford, United Kingdom) in 1998 with a BA in Chemistry and the University of Reading (Reading, United Kingdom) in 1999 with a master’s degree in Food Science and Technology. He obtained his MBA from Alba Graduate Business School (Athens, Greece) in 2010. Mr. Panagiotis joined Edita as Research and Development Director in 2014. Before joining Edita, Mr. Panagiotis was Senior Research and Development Food Developer and Continuous Improvement at E.J. Papadopoulos from 2011 to 2014, Research and Development Scientist at General Mills from 2005 to 2009 and Jotis from 2001 to 2005.

Our Awards

Molto

  • GEMAS EFFIE MENA 2012 – Gold in New product category – title: Molto Cheese campaign “News bigger than any other”
  • Mena Cristal 2012 – Bronze award – Title : Molto cheese campaign
  • Dubai Lynx 2012 : Bronze award in film category –title:  Molto Cheese Campaign
  • Dubai Lynx 2014- 3 silvers awards in Film-  title: flavor explosion campaign
  • Dubai Lynx 2014 – 4 bronzes in Film craft – title: flavor explosion campaign
  • Dubai Lynx 2016 – Gold in Film title: Molto Mix Campaign
  • Molto Family recognized as a Superbrand and has a detailed insert in the Superbrands book.

SEAL EGYPT NEW 2016

Bake Family

  • Bake Family recognized as a Superbrand and has a detailed insert in the Superbrands book.

SEAL EGYPT NEW 2016

Freska

  • Dubai lynx 2013 – Bronze in Film title: an arab tribe somewhere
  • Dubai lynx 2015 – Bronze in Film title: Diego
  • Mena Cristal 2015 – Silver in brand entertainment and content – Hindi Hasha

Mimix

  • Dubai lynx 2012 – Bronze in Film title: Mimix launch campaign

Management

  • 2016 Europe Business Assembly Best Enterprise Award (to Edita Food Industries S.A.E., Egypt Chairman & Managing Director Hani Berzi)
  • The Socrates Committee, Oxford, UK, 2016: Manager of the Year
  • The Socrates Committee, Oxford, UK, 2016: Best Enterprise
  • African Corporate Excellence Awards 2015: Best FMCG Company – Middle East
  • 2015 AI Awards: Deal of the Year for Edita Food Industries IPO

Affiliate Companies

Edita is a holding company holding full or partial ownership of three smaller affiliates through which it operates.

Affilates

Digma

Digma Trading S.A.E. was established in 1992. Digma’s continual commitment to quality services and strong brand portfolio has made it one of the largest distribution companies in Egypt and the company of choice for highly qualified sales personnel. The company currently has xx branches throughout Egypt.

Edita Participation Cyprus LTD

Edita Participation Cyprus Ltd. was incorporated as a vehicle through which Edita could make international investments in other companies and other countries. This entity is currently dormant and has no activities.

Edita Confectionary

Edita Confectionary was established in 2008 as a joint venture between Edita Food Industries and Confindel Limited (Cyprus). The company offers a wide range of premium quality confectionaries including hard candies, toffees and jelly. Edita Confectionary is located in the Beni Suef Industrial Zone.