Stefan Palzer

Stefan Palzer
Executive Vice President
Chief Technology Officer


Date of birth: 1969
Nationality: German
Languages: German, English, French
Other: Married, two children


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Career
  • January 2018 Executive Vice President Nestlé S.A., Chief Technology Officer
  • 2016 Head Nestlé Research Center, Nestlé S.A.
  • 2013 Global R&D Director Strategic Business Unit Beverages, Nestlé S.A.
  • 2010 Managing Director Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Confectionery, Nestlé UK
  • 2007 Department Head Food Science & Technology and Manager of Food Science & Technology Expert Networks, Nestlé Research Center, Nestlé S.A.
  • 2006 Manager Technology Group, Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Culinary, Nestlé Germany
  • 2003 Team Leader, Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Culinary, Nestlé Germany
  • 2000 Project Manager, Nestlé Product Technology Centre for Culinary, Nestlé Switzerland
Education
  • Professor Process Engineering - Technical University Hamburg (DE)
  • Honorary Professor Food Technology - University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim (DE)
  • Visiting Professor Chemical Engineering - The University of Sheffield (UK)
  • Habilitation/venia legendi Process Engineering - Technical University Munich (DE)
  • MBA/Industrial Engineer; focus Marketing - University Hagen (DE)
  • PhD Process Engineering - Technical University Munich (DE)
  • Dipl.-Ing./M.Sc. Food Technology - Technical University Munich (DE)
  • Apprenticeship beverage industry
Mandates
  • Advisory Board for Competence Cluster Nutritional Research Berlin-Potsdam NutriAct (since 2014)
  • Advisory Board for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering studies - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (since 2015/16)
  • Executive Board of European Academy of Food Engineering (since 2014)
Past Mandates
  • Counsel of Association Française des Chimistes, Ingénieurs et Cadres des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires (2014-2017)
  • Chairman of the Board of the European Master in Food Technology (2007-2013)
  • Counsel of Association Française des Chimistes, Ingénieurs et Cadres des Industries Agricoles et Alimentaires (2014-2017)
  • Chairman of the Board of the European Master in Food Technology (2007-2013)
  • Scientific committee of Research Association German Food Industry (2006-2010)
  • Board of Working Party on Agglom. - European Federation of Chemical Engineering (2009-2017)
  • Scientific Committees of German society for process & chemical engineering (2006-2016)
Awards
  • Nestlé Fellow (2015)
  • Ambassador University Hamburg (2015)
  • Delegate Future Leaders Forum, Davos (2002)
  • Award for best dissertation - Association of Milk Scientists and Food Technology (1997)
  • DECHEMA Student Award - German Soc. For Chem. & Biotechn. (1997)
  • Max Kettner Award for best final grades - Technical University of Munich (1995)
  • 5 scholarships - Technical University of Munich (1994, 1994/95, 1995, 1995/96, 1996)
  • Award for best A-levels - German Chemical Industry Fonds (1987)

Images

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