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Board of Directors

Our Board is composed of highly-qualified leaders in business, technology, nutrition, fast-moving consumer goods and other relevant disciplines. Each Board member has proven experience, skills and current expertise aligned to our business goals.

Diverse and complementary backgrounds


 

Leadership
experience
Public company
CEO & CFO
backgrounds

Financial acumen
Investment
management /
financial services
know-how

Consumer
industry
expertise

Technical and
scientific
expertise

Government
and education

Emerging markets
and international
business

Gender diversity
5 women on the
Board

Fresh perspectives
11 new independent
directors added since
2015, including
2 directors in 2023

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Our Board members

Board of Directors

Chair's and Corporate Governance Committee
Nomination Committee

Elected to the Board 2008

Nationality: Belgian and Swiss

Chair's and Corporate Governance Committee

Elected to the Board 2017

Nationality: American and German

Chair's and Corporate Governance Committee
Compensation Committee
Nomination Committee

Elected to the Board 2018

Nationality: Spanish

 

Chair's and Corporate Governance Committee
Audit Committee

Elected to the Board 2015

Nationality: Swiss

Compensation Committee
Sustainability Committee
Chair's and Corporate Governance Committee

Elected to the Board 2019

Nationality: Dutch

Hanne Jimenez de Mora

Chair's and Corporate Governance Committee
Sustainability Committee

Elected to the Board 2020

Nationality: Swiss

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda

Sustainability Committee

Elected to the Board 2021

Nationality: Zimbabwean

Audit Committee

Elected to the Board 2022

Nationality: Italian and American

Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch

Nomination Committee

Elected to the Board 2023

Nationality: Swiss

Audit Committee

Elected to the Board 2024

Nationality: Swiss, British and French

Secretary to the Board of Directors

 

A global team for a global company

We have a diverse and balanced Board with complementary backgrounds providing a broad range of relevant skills and experience.

 Year added to BoardNationalityPublic company CEO / CFOInt'l business  FMCG  Retail / Brand / MarketingFinancial / M&ATechnologyGov't / NGOSustainability
Paul Bulcke2008Belgian / Swissyesyesyesyesyes   
Mark Schneider2017American / Germanyesyesyesyesyes   
Renato Fassbind2015Swissyesyes yesyes   
Pablo Isla2018Spanishyesyesyesyesyesyesyes 
Patrick Aebischer2015Swiss yes   yes  
Dick Boer2019Dutchyesyesyesyesyes  yes
Dinesh Paliwal2019American / Indianyesyes yes yes yes
Hanne Jimenez de Mora2020Swiss yes     yes
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda2021Zimbabwean      yesyes
Luca Maestri2022Italian / Americanyesyes  yesyes  
Chris Leong2022Malaysian yes yes   yes
Rainer Blair2023Americanyesyes yes yes  
Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch2023Swiss yes    yes 
Geraldine Matchett2024Swiss / British / Frenchyesyesyes yes  yes


 

Nestlé Board of Directors skills and diversity grid (pdf, 44Kb)


 

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Leading Corporate Governance

Governance policies aligned with shareholders

  • Annually-elected directors
  • Lead Independent Director
  • Eleven new independent directors since 2015
  • Age and term limits for board members
  • Thirteen of fifteen directors are independent
  • Majority voting
  • Binding “say-on-pay” votes

A recognised leader in corporate governance

  • Best Corporate Governance - Food and Beverage (Ethical Boardroom Magazine, 2018)
  • Best Corporate Governance Switzerland (Capital Finance International, 2016)
  • Best Corporate Governance - Food and Beverage (Ethical Boardroom Magazine, 2016)
  • Overall Leader in the Food Products Industry (Dow Jones Sustainability Index, 2017)
  • Corporate Governance Company of the Year (The European, 2012)
  • Best Corporate Governance and Disclosure Policy (Business Wire, 2010)

Read more about Corporate Governance.