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René Jaccoud
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After graduating from the ETH in Zurich with a doctorate in Technical Sciences, I spent 35 years with Nestlé of which 25 years outside Switzerland in various European and Asian countries.
My activities were in the area of production and quality management mainly, but my experience includes the management of our health food business and Nespresso in Japan. During my seven years in Japan as Senior Managing Director, I got heavily involved in Japanese Management methods and became a firm believer in continuous improvement as an important methodology to achieve sustainable business improvement.
The seven years as Vice-president responsible for Quality of the Nestlé group of companies at the headquarters in Switzerland  further enhanced my believe that the success of these methods are applicable on a world wide basis.
I am on the board t of the Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce which I presided from 2000 to 2005. Until 2007 I have been  a member of the Board of ORIF an organization responsible for the training centres for the integration of handicapped people. Presently.
After moving to Paris, I  am involved as an advisor to creators of SME's in the frame of the French organisations (Entente des Générations pour l'Emploi et l'Entreprise -EGEE  and Paris Initiatives Entreprise - PIE) until 2017