Chairman of the Board, Nestle, Switzerland
Brabeck-Letmathe is Chair of Swiss giant Nestlé and Chair of Formula One. He is Vice-Chair of the Forum's Foundation Board. He serves on the boards of Credit Suisse Group, L’Oréal and ExxonMobil, and the Hong Kong-Europe Business Council.
He spent his entire career at Nestlé, where he began work in 1968 as a salesman in Austria. His tenure with the firm has taken him around the world, including positions as Managing Director of Nestlé’s interests in Ecuador and Venezuela. He is an ardent campaigner on the issue of water availability around the world and chairs the 2030 Water Resource Group. He received the Schumpeter Prize for Outstanding Contribution in Economics and an honorary degree from the University of Alberta, Canada