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François-Xavier Roger

François-Xavier Roger

Executive Vice President
Chief Financial Officer


François-Xavier Roger empowers Nestlé's businesses to work better and more efficiently through sound financial management.

François-Xavier joined Nestlé S.A. in July 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has vast knowledge of the Finance & Control area and extensive insight and experience of different geographies and industries, in particular food and pharma. François-Xavier has a truly international perspective, having lived and worked in France, the United States, South Africa, Mexico, Singapore, Luxembourg and Japan.

François-Xavier came to Nestlé from Takeda Pharmaceutical, Tokyo, where he was Chief Financial Officer from 2013 to 2015.

From 2000 to 2008 he worked as Chief Financial Officer for Danone Asia, after which he was Head of Finance, Treasury and Tax for the Danone Group based in Paris. From 2008 to 2013, he was Chief Financial Officer of Millicom, a NASDAQ listed, global mobile phone operator based in Luxembourg.

François-Xavier, a French citizen, has a degree in accounting from Audencia Business School and an MBA from Ohio State University, USA.

Date of birth: 1962
Nationality: French
Languages: French, English, Spanish, German
Other: Married, 3 children


  • July 2015 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Chief Financial Officer
  • 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board of Directors, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Tokyo
  • 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Millicom, Luxembourg
  • 2006 Vice-President Finance, Treasury and Tax, Danone Group, Paris
  • 2000 Chief Financial Officer, Danone Asia, Singapore
  • 1998 VP Finance - International Division, Aventis, Tokyo
  • 1995 Finance Director, Hoechst Marion Roussel Mexico, Mexico
  • 1994 Senior Controller, Roussel-Uclaf, Paris
  • 1991 Finance Director, Roussel South Africa, Johannesburg
  • 1986 Controller Africa/Middle East, Roussel-Uclaf, Paris


  • MBA, Ohio State University, USA
  • Major in Accounting, Audencia Business School, France


  • Sandoz Group AG, Board member and Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee


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