Nonexecutive, 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 a member of the Boards of Directors of Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland, Hsu Fu Chi Group Companies, China, and Froneri Ltd. (joint venture between Nestlé and R&R Ice Cream), London, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Novartis AG, Basel, Switzerland. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Bobst Group SA, Mex, Switzerland, until the General Meeting of Shareholders 2019.
Patrice Bula holds a master’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Lausanne, 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.
Patrice Bula is a Swiss citizen, born in 1956.