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Leadership
experience

Public company
CEO & CFO
backgrounds

Financial acumen
Investment
management /
financial services
know-how

Consumer
industry
expertise

Technical and
scientific
expertise

Government
and education

Emerging markets
and international
business

Gender diversity
5 women on the
Board

Fresh perspectives
9 new independent
directors added since
2015, including
2 directors in 2022

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Our Board members

Secretary to the Board of Directors

 

A global team for a global company

 

We have a diverse and balanced Board with complementary backgrounds providing a broad range of relevant skills and experience.

 
  Year added to Board Nationality Public company CEO / CFO Int'l business FMCG Retail / Brand / Marketing Financial / M&A Technology Gov't / NGO Sustainability
Paul Bulcke 2008 Belgian / Swiss
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Mark Schneider 2017 American / German
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Henri de Castries 2012 French
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Renato Fassbind 2015 Swiss
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Pablo Isla 2018 Spanish
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Eva Cheng 2013 Chinese  
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Patrick Aebischer 2015 Swiss  
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Kimberly A. Ross 2018 American
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Dick Boer 2019 Dutch
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Dinesh Paliwal 2019 American / Indian
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Hanne Jimenez de Mora 2020 Swiss  
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Lindiwe Majele Sibanda 2021 Zimbabwean            
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Luca Maestri 2022 Italian / American
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Chris Leong 2022 Malaysian  
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Nestlé Board of Directors skills and diversity grid (pdf, 60Kb)


 
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Leading Corporate Governance

Governance policies aligned with shareholders

  • Annually-elected directors
  • Lead Independent Director
  • Nine new independent directors since 2015
  • Age and term limits for board members
  • Twelve of fourteen directors are independent
  • Majority voting
  • Binding “say-on-pay” votes

A recognised leader in corporate governance

  • Best Corporate Governance - Food and Beverage (Ethical Boardroom Magazine, 2018)
  • Best Corporate Governance Switzerland (Capital Finance International, 2016)
  • Best Corporate Governance - Food and Beverage (Ethical Boardroom Magazine, 2016)
  • Overall Leader in the Food Products Industry (Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2017)
  • Corporate Governance Company of the Year (The European, 2012)
  • Best Corporate Governance and Disclosure Policy (Business Wire, 2010)

Read more about Corporate Governance.