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
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
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)