Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé

Date of Birth: November 13, 1944
Nationality: Austrian
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish
Other: Degree in Economics at the University of World Trade, Vienna

  • April 2008 handed over the office of CEO and remained Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A.
  • April 2005 elected Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A.
  • April 2001 elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A.
  • June 1997 at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of Nestlé S.A., Peter Brabeck-Letmathe was elected Member of the Board of Directors. On the same day, the Board appointed him Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé S.A.
  • January 1992 appointed Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A. with worldwide leadership of strategic business groups while simultaneously being in charge of Marketing, Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, he devised and implemented Nestlé's brand strategy, consisting of a clear hierarchy of strategic brands on the global, regional and local level.
  • 1987 transferred to Nestlé's international headquarters in Vevey as Senior Vice President in charge of the Culinary Products Division, with a worldwide responsibility for that sector.
  • 1983 appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Venezuela.
  • 1981 appointed Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Ecuador.
  • 1970 national Sales Manager, later Director of Marketing, Nestlé Chile.
  • 1968 joined the Nestlé Group's operating company in Austria. There Peter Brabeck-Letmathe started as a salesman, later becoming a specialist for new products.
  • Degree in Economics at the University of World Trade, Vienna
Board memberships
  • Chairman, Nestlé Health Science S.A. (CH)
  • Vice Chairman, L'Oréal (FR)
  • Vice Chairman, Credit Suisse Group (CH)
  • Board member, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Texas
  • Chairman, Delta Topco Limited, Jersey
  • Chairman, 2030 Water Resource Group (WRG)
  • Board member, European/Hong Kong Business Co-operation Committee (EU/HK BCC)
Honors and awards
  • La Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca
  • Schumpeter Prize for outstanding contribution in Economics
  • Austrian Cross of Honour for service to the Republic of Austria
  • Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws from the University of Alberta (Canada)