Chris Johnson



Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Nestlé Business Excellence

Date of birth: 1961
Nationality: American
Languages: English, basic levels of: Japanese, French, Spanish, German
Other: Married, 2 children 


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  • October 2014 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Nestlé  Business Excellence
  • 2011 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Zone Americas
  • 2007 Market Head, Nestlé Japan
  • 2001 Deputy Executive Vice President, Nestec S.A., GLOBE Programme Director, Strategic Supply Chain, eNestlé
  • 1998 Market Head, Nestlé Taiwan
  • 1995 Senior Area Manager, Asia Region, Nestlé Waters, Paris
  • 1993 Business Unit Manager, Refreshment Beverages Business Unit, Nestlé Japan
  • 1991 Marketing Manager, Friskies PetCare Business Unit, Nestlé Japan
  • 1989 Category Manager, Friskies PetCare Division, Nestlé USA
  • 1988 New Products Manager, Culinary Products Division and Refrigerated Products Division, Nestlé USA
  • 1986 Product Manager, Carnation Brands Division
  • 1985 Assistant Product Manager, Carnation Brands Division
  • 1984 Associate Product Manager, Carnation Brands Division
  • 1983 Trainee, Carnation Company Grocery Products Sales Organisation
  • MBA, UCLA Anderson School of Management, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA (USA)
Board memberships
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors Nestlé Brasil Ltda.
  • Co-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Dairy Partners Americas
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Cereal Partners Worldwide (Switzerland)
  • Treasurer of the Swiss-Latin American Chamber of Commerce (CH)
  • Board member of the Swiss-Latin American Chamber of Commerce (CH)