Nationality
Belgian and Swiss

Year of Birth
September 8, 1954

1972-1976
University of Louvain (Belgium) - Commercial Engineer

1976-1977
Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School (Belgium) - Post Graduate in Management

1995
Programme for Executive Development, IMD Switzerland

1977-1979
Scott Graphics International, Bornem (Belgium) Financial analyst

since 1979
Nestlé Group, Vevey (Switzerland)

1979-1980
Nestlé S.A. Marketing Trainee (Switzerland, Spain, Belgium)

1980-1996
Nestlé Peru, Nestlé Ecuador and Nestlé Chile Marketing, Sales and Division Functions

1996-1998
Nestlé Portugal, Market Head

1998-2000
Nestlé Czech and Slovak Republic, Market Head

2000-2004
Nestlé Germany, Frankfurt am Main, Market Head

2004-2008
Executive Vice President, Nestlé S.A.
Zone Director for Zone Americas:
United States of America, Canada, Latin America, Caribbean

2008-2016
Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé S.A.

Since 2017
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé S.A.

  • Chairperson Nestlé Science & Technology Advisory Council (CH)

  • Member of the European Roundtable for Industry (ERT)

  • Member, Board of Trustees, Avenir Suisse

  • Chairman (until 2020 Member) of the World Economic Forum's Community of Chairpersons (WEF)

  • Member of JP Morgan International Council

  • Co-Chairman of the 2030 Water Resources Group

  • Vice-Chairman, Board of Directors, L'Oréal (France)

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