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Jacques Reber is the new Nestlé Philippines Chairman, CEO

MANILA – Nestlé Philippines, Inc. (NPI) has named Jacques Reber as its Chairman and CEO. Effective last August 1, he succeeds Suresh Narayanan, now Managing Director of Nestlé India Ltd.

Reber hails from Switzerland and was Market Head of Nestlé Portugal before the appointment. This year marks Mr. Reber’s 25th year with Nestlé

“It is a great honor and privilege to be assigned here in the Philippines, a country regarded so highly by Nestlé, ” Reber said. “My family and I look forward to getting to know the country and the Filipino people, who are known for being so warm and so full of life.”


Reber joined the Nestlé S.A. headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland as International Auditor in the Food Business in 1990.

Three years later, he was transferred to France, where he established the Audit Department of Nestlé Waters in Paris. In 1994, he was promoted to Controller for South Europe and Asia, and in 1997, was asked to take on Mergers and Acquisitions for Zone AOA (Asia, Oceania and Africa).

In 1999, Reber assumed the post of Country Business Manager of Nestlé Waters in Portugal, a position he held until 2003.

He then transferred to Paris in 2004, as Carrefour Key Account Director of Nestlé Waters France, his first foray into Sales. In 2005, he took on his first Asian assignment, as Country Business Manager of Nestlé Waters in Japan.

He returned to Switzerland in 2007, where he worked for Nestlé’s Zone EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) on various projects including Nutrition, Health and Wellness, international key accounts and business development.
Before his role in Portugal, Reber was appointed Managing Director of Nestlé Romania in 2009 a position he held up to December 2012.

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