Degree in Economics, University of World Trade, Vienna. In April 2017 Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe was appointed Chairman Emeritus of Nestlé S.A. Previously, he led the Nestlé Group from 1997 to 2008, first as CEO till 2005, and then as Chairman and CEO. In April 2008, he handed over the office of CEO and remained Chairman of the Board of Nestlé S.A.
He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum.
He is an Independent Director of Delta Topco (Formula 1) and serves as member of the Board of Directors of Salt. Prior, he served as a Board Member of Roche, Credit Suisse, L’Oréal and Exxon Mobil Corporation. In addition, he was Chairman of the 2030 Water Resources Group, a Public Private Partnership.
Recipient of awards, including: Austrian Cross of Honour for services to the Republic of Austria; La Orden Mexicana del Aguila Azteca; La Orden Francisco de Miranda, Republic of Venezuela; Schumpeter Prize for Outstanding Contribution in Disruptive Innovation; Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Alberta, Canada. He has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Hall of Fame”.