Chafik Hilal is vice president and general manager of the Middle East and Africa region, and vice president and general manager of Nalco Water in the Middle East and Africa for Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. As corporate controller, Kirkland has global responsibility for Ecolab’s finance, planning and analysis, accounting and internal audit functions.
In this dual role, Hilal has leadership responsibility for Ecolab’s operations in the Middle East and Africa, and leads Ecolab’s Nalco Water business in the region.
Hilal joined Ecolab in January 2018 and assumed the role of vice president and general manager of Nalco Water in the Middle East and Africa in June 2018.
Hilal has more than 20 years of global experience in general management, sales, marketing and product/program management. While working for Rockwell Collins, he held several management positions in France, the U.S. and United Arab Emirates, including managing director for Africa, Middle East and Turkey.