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Patrice Bula

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, Novartis AG (CH)
  • Board member, Schindler Holding Ltd. (CH)
  • Co-Chairman, Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A. (CH)
  • Chairman, Froneri Lux Topco Sarl (LUX)


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Patrice Bula
Patrice Bula