- Chairman of the Board, Nestlé, Switzerland
Degree in Economics, University of World Trade, Vienna. 1997-2008, led the Nestlé Group, first as CEO, until 2005, and then as Chairman and CEO. April 2008, handed over the office of CEO and remained Chairman of the Board of Nestlé. Vice-Chairman: L'Oréal; Credit Suisse Group. Chairman, 2030 Water Resources Group. Chairman of the Board: Nestlé Health Science; Delta Topco (Formula 1). Member: Exxon Mobil Corporation Board; European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), part of the ERT's Steering Committee and chairs the Foreign Economic Relations workgroup. Recipient of awards, incl.: Schumpeter Prize for Outstanding Contribution in Disruptive Innovation; Austrian Cross of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria; La Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca.