Peter Vogt, Nestlé’s Head of Group Human Resources and Member of the Group Executive Board, will retire at the end of July 2018, after 38 years with the company. His successor, Chris Johnson, currently Head of Nestlé Business Excellence and Member of the Group Executive Board, was appointed by The Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. Effective August 1, 2018, Chris Johnson will assume his new responsibilities in addition to his current ones.
Peter Vogt has been with Nestlé since 1980, embarking on a career rich in international experience. Amongst other roles, he has been a Product Specialist in Japan, Manager of the Nestlé business in Hong Kong, Marketing Division Manager in Malaysia, and Market Head of Nestlé Sri Lanka. In 1996, Peter Vogt took over the leadership of the Swiss frozen food & ice cream business. He was appointed Market Head of the Nestlé Nordic region in 2000. He returned to Asia in 2005 as Market Head in Indonesia and later became Market Head in Malaysia and Singapore. In 2013, Peter Vogt was appointed Head of Group Human Resources for Nestlé.
According to a company press release, Peter Vogt strengthened the business focus of the HR function during his tenure as Head of Group Human Resources, and was instrumental in fostering a culture of diversity and inclusion at Nestlé. Peter Vogt has always been passionate about building talent and teams and served as a role model for many of his colleagues.
Chris Johnson also has his roots at Nestlé. He joined the company as a marketing trainee in the Carnation Company in 1983. After various roles at Nestlé USA and in Japan, Chris Johnson moved to Nestlé Waters in 1995 as Senior Area Manager for the Asia region. In 1998, he was appointed as Market Head of Nestlé Taiwan. From 2000, Chris Johnson led the worldwide development and implementation of IT business solutions. He then became Market Head in Japan in 2007, and was appointed Head of Zone Americas in January 2011. Since October 2014, Chris Johnson has headed Nestlé Business Excellence. Chris Johnson has a deep understanding of Nestlé, its markets and corporate functions.
We here at Deli Market News congratulate Chris Johnson on his new position and Peter Vogt on his retirement!