Anna Manz was appointed Nestlé’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer succeeding François-Xavier Roger, who leaves the company after 8 years.

“I am very proud to have been part of Nestlé’s remarkable value creation journey,” Roger stated. “I have had the pleasure to lead a highly professional finance team, and I feel this is the appropriate time to hand over my responsibilities. I would like to thank Mark, the board of directors, the executive board and my colleagues for their support. I am eager to ensure a smooth handover to Anna.”

Manz comes from the London Stock Exchange having managed the strategy, finance, procurement and information technology functions at Johnson Matthey. She has already been responsible for several important roles at Diageo.

“On behalf of our board of directors and our executive board, I would like to offer our sincere thanks to François,” said CEO Mark Schneider. “He has supported us in shaping and implementing our value creation strategy and has helped steer Nestlé through a very turbulent macro-economic environment over the last three years. We wish him all the best for his next endeavours.

“At the same time, we are thrilled to welcome Anna Manz to Nestlé,” he continued. “Anna has spent her career growing businesses and improving operational efficiencies. Her deep knowledge of the consumer goods industry, combined with her extensive experience across many corporate functions, make her uniquely positioned to help lead Nestlé into its next phase of value creation.”

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