Patrice Bula

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

Date of birth: 1956
Nationality: Swiss
Languages: French, English, German and Japanese
Other: Married, 3 children

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  • May 2011 Appointed Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Head of Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales and Nespresso
  • 2007 Market Head – Nestlé Greater China Region
  • 2003 Market Head – Nestlé Germany
  • 2000 Head of the Strategic Business Unit Chocolate, Confectionery & Biscuits, Nestlé Headquarters
  • 1997 Region Head – Nestlé Southern African Region
  • 1995 CEO Cokoladovny – Czech Republic and Slovakia
  • 1992 Market Head – Nestlé Taiwan
  • 1989 Marketing Director – Nestlé Taiwan
  • 1988 Market Specialist, Zone AOA – Nestlé Headquarters
  • 1985 Manager Food Business Unit – Nestlé Japan
  • 1983 Product Specialist – Nestlé Japan
  • 1980 Marketing Trainee – Nestlé Headquarters, Nestlé Switzerland, Nestlé Kenya and Nestlé Japan
  • Lausanne University HEC (Switzerland) – MSc in Economic Sciences
  • Program for Executive Development – IMD Lausanne
  • Board member, Schindler Holding Ltd. (CH)
  • Board member, Bobst Group S.A. (CH)
  • Board member, Beverage Partners Worldwide (Europe) S.A. (CH)
  • Board member, Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A. (CH)
  • Board member, Yinlu Food Group Companies (CN)
  • Board member, Hsu Fu Chi Group Companies (CN)
  • Board member, Froneri Ltd.
  • Chairman, Blue Bottle Coffee Inc. (USA)


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