Patrice Bula

Born 1956 (Swiss citizen)
Member of the Board of Directors since 2015
Member of the Compensation Committee since 2017

Professional experience

Since 2011 Executive Vice President of Nestlé S.A., with responsibility for the Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales and Nespresso, Vevey, Switzerland
2007–2011Market Head, Nestlé Greater China Region
2003–2007Market Head, Nestlé Germany
2000–2003
 
Head of the Strategic Business Unit Chocolate, Confectionery & Biscuits, Nestlé Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland
1997–2000Region Head, Nestlé Southern African Region
1995–1997CEO of Čokoládovny, Czech Republic and Slovakia
1989–1995Marketing Director and later Market Head, Nestlé Taiwan
1988–1989Market Specialist, Zone AOA, Nestlé Headquarters, Vevey, Switzerland   
1983–1988Product Specialist and later Manager Food Business Unit, Nestlé Japan

Other activities

-Member of the Board of Directors of Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A., Lausanne, Switzerland  
-Member of the Board of Directors of Beverage Partners Worldwide S.A., Switzerland
-Member of the Board of Directors of Yinlu Food Group Companies, China
-Member of the Board of Directors of Hsu Fu Chi Group Companies, China
-Member of the Board of Directors of Froneri (Joint Venture Nestlé + R&R Ice Cream), London, UK

Qualifications

-Program for Executive Development at IMD business school, Lausanne, Switzerland
Master’s degree in economic sciences from the University of Lausanne, Faculty of Business
and Economics (HEC), Switzerland