Food giant Nestle has ended its three-month search for a global
head of investor relations.
The leading confectionery and drinks firm recruited Roddy Child-Villiers
from US tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris to take up the role.
Nestle’s top IR post had been vacant since the departure of Barthelemy
Child-Villiers leaves his post as director of communications for Philip
Morris after just nine months and is due to start at Nestle next
Formerly responsible for Philip Morris’ communications across central
Europe, Middle East and Africa, he will now be working on a global
Child-Villiers will report to Nestle’s executive vice-president and
chief financial officer, Dr Mario Corti.
Nestle’s head of corporate communications Francois Perroud said the
global IR post previously included IR and mergers and acquisitions work,
but added that Child-Villiers will concentrate on IR.
Child-Villiers has a brief to co-ordinate and develop IR for the firm,
which has 250,000 shareholders worldwide.
Nestle presently reports an annual group turnover of pounds 3 billion.
It has 230,000 employees and 500 factories in 80 countries.
Philip Morris could not confirm the appointment of a replacement for