Helio Waszyk

Chief Strategy Officer and Partner, ecotrace, Brazil
Former Senior Vice-President of Nestle S.A.
Nestle Executive from 1977 - 2015


Experience & Background: Helio is a senior leader with 40 years of General Management and Operational experience in the FMCG industry. He brings a wealth of expertise in the nutrition, food and beverage industry in functional areas such as R&D, Innovation and Marketing.

From 2009 to 2013 he has been Chairman & CEO of Nestle India Ltd - a public trade company - and SVP Nestle South East Asia from 2013 to 2015.

Other relevant positions in Nestle are Head of R&D 1998/2002 e SVP Strategic Business Unit Foods from 2004/2009 with responsibilities of strategy, innovation, brands for the culinary division.

Prior to these positions, Helio has held top management positions in Brazil, USA, Philippines, Israel.

Helio holds a Master’s in Food Biochemistry & Technology from the Universidade Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil.

Expertise & Interests: Leadership, Strategy, Innovation, Science and Consumer driven R&D, Marketing & Brand building, Digitalisation, Traceability of the Agribusiness.

Contributions to IMD: Guest speaker, testimonial for potential clients, connection with clients or potential clients, specific projects, writing articles and business cases.