Paul Bulcke


Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nestlé


Paul Bulcke has been Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A. since April 2017.

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 Nestlé 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 Nestlé Executive Board as Executive Vice President with responsibility for Zone Americas, where he played a decisive role in transforming this region into the Group’s largest and most profitable zone.

In 2008, and with a career of almost 30 years with the Nestlé Group, Paul Bulcke was appointed Chief Executive Officer. At the end of 2016, he handed over the office of CEO and was elected Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A. in April 2017.

Mr. Bulcke is Chairman of Nestlé Skin Health S.A. and of Nestlé Health Science S.A. He is a board member of Roche Holding Ltd., of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council and of the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT). He is also member of the Board of Trustees, Avenir Suisse.

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