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Bernard Meunier

Bernard Meunier

Executive Vice President
Head of Strategic Business Units and Marketing and Sales

 

Over his 36 years with Nestlé, Bernard Meunier has held senior leadership roles in marketing, commercial and general management. He has a passion for brands and sustainability.

Bernard joined Nestlé Belgilux in 1985 as Brand Manager, progressing to Regional Sales Head in 1989. Throughout his career he has built an extensive knowledge of Nestlé on a global scale; as Coffee and Beverages Senior Marketing Advisor in the Strategic Business Unit in Vevey from 1990; Marketing Manager in Hungary from 1992 and Marketing and Sales Director in Russia from 1996.

In 2003 he became President of Davigel and General Manager for the OOH Division at Nestle France. After this he took on CEO positions in Nestlé Russia and Eurasia, Nestlé Iberia and Purina PetCare for EMENA successively.

In his seven years as Head of Nestlé Purina PetCare EMENA, Bernard Meunier pioneered a digitally-powered, personalized pet care business model, driving significant growth.

In March 2021 Bernard joined Nestlé's Executive Board and became responsible for Strategic Business Units, Marketing and Sales. In this role Bernard is focused on sparking innovation beyond our core products, accelerating Nestlé’s digital transformation in marketing and sales as well as taking a leadership role in sustainability through our Generation Regeneration promise.

Bernard is Co-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW).

Bernard, a Belgian citizen, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from FNDP (University "Notre Dame de la Paix") of Namur (Belgium) and a Master’s degree in Macroeconomics from Cardiff University (United Kingdom). He speaks French, English, Spanish and Russian.

Date of birth: 1960
Nationality: Belgian
Languages: French, English, Spanish, Russian
Other: Married, 5 children

Career

  • March 2021 appointed Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Strategic Business Units and Marketing and Sales
  • 2013 CEO of Nestlé Purina Petcare EMENA
  • 2008 CEO of the Iberian Region, Nestlé
  • 2005 CEO of Nestlé Russia and the Eurasian Region
  • 2003 President of Davigel and General Manager for the OOH Direction, Nestlé France
  • 2000 General Management, Nestlé Hungary
  • 1998 Sales & Marketing Director, Nestlé Russia
  • 1996 Marketing Manager, Nestlé Russia
  • 1992 Marketing Manager, Nestlé Hungary
  • 1990 Coffee and Beverages Senior Marketing Advisor, Nestlé S.A.
  • 1987 Regional Sales Head, Nestlé Belgilux
  • 1985 Brand Manager, Nestlé Belgilux
  • 1983 Marketing Advisor, AC Nielsen Belgium

Education

  • FNDP (University "Notre Dame de la Paix") of Namur (Belgium) - Bachelor of Economics
  • Cardiff University (United Kingdom) - MS in Macroeconomics

Mandates

  • Board member IVC-Evidensia, UK
  • Co-Chairman of Cereal Partners Worldwide, Switzerland

Images

The following photos are available for download. Click on the image to open in Flickr.