José Lopez

Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Responsible for Operations

Date of birth: 1952
Nationality: Spanish
Languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian, Japanese (basic)
Other: Married, 2 children

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  • October 2014 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Responsible for Operations
  • 2008 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Operations and GLOBE (Global Business Excellence, IS/IT)
  • 2007 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., responsible for Operations (Procurement, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Environment, Quality Management and Engineering).
  • 2003 Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé Japan Group
  • 1999 Managing Director Nestlé Malaysia Bhd and Head of Region Malaysia/Singapore
  • 1997 Executive Director of Operations in Oceania in charge of technical division, supply chain operations and export
  • 1995 Technical Director, Nestlé Australia
  • 1979 - 1995
    Factory Manager, Pet Food Division, France
    Engineering Manager (Coffee, Milk, Confectionery and Culinary), Japan
    Factory Engineer, Coffee Division, USA
    Project Manager, Coffee Division, Spain
  • 1979 Joined Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland, as a Project Engineer
  • 1992 / 1998 Advanced Management Program, IMD Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 1974 Degree in mechanical engineering, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Member of the Advisory Board, University of Cambridge's Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) (UK)
  • Member of the Executive Committee, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (wbcsd)
  • Trustee, San Telmo Foundation (E)


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