Paul Bulcke
Paul Bulcke

Paul Bulcke has been CEO of Nestl Group since 2008.

Born in Roeselare in western Belgium, Mr Bulcke graduated from the University of Leuven (Belgium) with a degree in commercial engineering, followed by a postgraduate in the Vlerick Management School.

After a brief period as a financial analyst with Scott Graphics International in Belgium, Paul Bulcke joined the Nestl Group in Vevey, Switzerland, as a marketing trainee in 1979.

Over the next sixteen years he held various positions in marketing and sales, and as division head, in Peru, Ecuador and Chile, before moving to Portugal as Market Head followed by the Czech and Slovak Republic, and finally Germany.

In July 2004, Paul Bulcke joined the Nestl Executive Board as Executive Vice President with responsibility for Zone Americas, where he played a decisive role in transforming this region into the Groups largest and most profitable zone.

In 2008, and with a career of almost 30 years with the Nestl Group, Paul Bulcke was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Bulcke is a board member of Roche Holding Ltd., Vice-Chairman of Nestl Health Science S.A. and of Nestl Skin Health S.A. and co-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Cereal Partners Worldwide. He is member of the Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and of the Governance Committee, member of the World Economic Forums International Business Council and of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT). He is also member of the Board of Trustees, Avenir Suisse, the JP Morgan International Council and the IMD Foundation Board.

Married with three children, he speaks six languages and enjoys various activities, including flying and hiking.