Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Former Nestlé Philippines Chairman & CEO Nandu Nandkishore, currently Deputy Executive Vice President of Nestlé Nutrition, has been nominated as Executive Vice President in charge of Zone AOA (Asia, Oceania, Africa and Middle East), effective 1 October 2011.

Nandu will replace Mr. Frits van Dijk who will take a well deserved retirement at the end of September 2011 after 41 years of service to Nestlé.

Of Indian nationality, Nandu joined Nestlé in 1989 in India where, over the next seven years, he took on increasing responsibilities, mainly in Marketing. His international career began in 1996 in Indonesia in the Confectionery Business Unit. In 2000, after a short period at the International Headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, he returned to Nestlé Indonesia where he was promoted to Market Head in March 2003. In April 2005, he became Market Head of Nestlé Philippines. In October 2009, he returned to Vevey to take over the role of Global Business Head Infant Nutrition at Nestlé Nutrition. In September 2010, he was nominated to his current role as Deputy Executive Vice President in charge of Nestlé Nutrition.

Nandu has a solid business experience and has shown truly exceptional leadership skills in diverse circumstances. His excellent work in Nestlé Nutrition and his strong knowledge together with his great experience in Zone AOA, make him well prepared and qualified to take over this important responsibility.