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President AMERA Region and Digital of Essilor
Bernhard Nuesser, a German national, is a global executive at Essilor Luxottica. Based in Singapore, he serves both as President of AMERA (Asia, Middle East, and Africa) and as President Digital. Bernhard joined Essilor in 2013 and was promoted President of Essilor Europe and President of Global Instruments in 2014. In 2016, Bernhard was mandated with the acceleration of the group’s digital agenda comprising both global e‐commerce activities and the development and implementation of the group’s digital transformation roadmap.
Bernhard started his career in commercial and investment banking, working in several European countries for UBS. After his MBA from IMD in 1998, he joined the Executive Committee of GrandVision, a global leader in optical retailing, where he held various CEO positions, including CEO of Vision Express in the UK from 2003‐2008. Subsequently, Bernhard became CEO and Investor at Mondottica Ltd, a global, fast‐growing Hong Kong based eyewear company.
Bernhard serves on the Board of several high‐profile joint‐ventures of the Essilor‐Luxottica group, such as Nikon‐Essilor in Japan and MJS, China’s fastest growing optical franchise. From 2015‐2018 he served as President of EUROM1, the European Federation of the Optical Industry.