Non-executive, independent member of the Board of Directors since 2015, member of the Compensation Committee since 2017.
As a representative of Nestlé, he is Chairman of Blue Bottle Coffee Inc, Oakland, USA, and member of the Board of Directors of Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland, of Beverage Partners Worldwide S.A., Zurich, Switzerland, of Yinlu Food Group Companies, China, of Hsu Fu Chi Group Companies, China, and of Froneri (joint venture between Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream), London, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bobst Group SA, Mex, Switzerland.
Patrice Bula holds a master’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business and Economics (HEC), Switzerland. He completed the Program for Executive Development at IMD business school, Lausanne, Switzerland.
He has held various international functions in the Nestlé Group since 1983. He has served as Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A. since 2011, with responsibility for the Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales and Nespresso. Prior to that, he served as Market Head of Nestlé Greater China Region (2007 to 2011), among other roles.