Thursday November 1, 2012
Nestlé Names Cantarell Head Of Nutrition
Vevey, Switzerland — Nestlé SA has named Luis Cantarell head of nutrition in wake of Kurt Schmidt's resignation, according to the company.
Schmidt, formerly deputy executive vice-president in charge of Nestlé nutrition, has resigned for personal reasons and to pursue opportunities outside of the company. The changes will go into effect December 1.
Cantarell, currently president and CEO of Nestlé health science, will keep his current responsibilities while also taking on additional duties, the company reports. Cantarell was the head of Nestlé's Nutrition Strategic Business Division.
Paul Bulcke, CEO, says: “We respect Kurt Schmidt's decision, thank him for his valuable contribution during his time at Nestlé and wish him all the best for the future. Luis Cantarell plays an important role in shaping Nestlé's nutrition, health and wellness vision, and his strong and proven leadership will be of great value to our nutrition business.”