Nestlé Phils announces new CEO

Posted at 09/09/09 6:17 PM

MANILA – There will be changing of guards at Nestlé Philippines by October 1.

Chief executive officer Nandu Nandkishore has been promoted as Senior Vice President and will be assigned at the headquarters of Nestle in Vevey, Switzerland.

He will also head the Infant Nutrition global business group.

John Miller, currently chief executive officer of Nestlé Indochina, will replace him.

Under Nandkishore, Nestlé Philippines strengthened the social and environmental aspects of its supply chain, which includes coordinating with farmer groups that supply coffee beans.

The Swiss company manufactures breakfast food items in its facilities in Lipa, Batangas, has an infant and adult nutritional products plant in Cabuyao, Laguna and a milk manufacturing plant in Cagayan de Oro. The facility in Aurora, Cubao focuses on ice cream and chilled products.

Nestle's consumer food brands include Nido, Bear Brand, Nesvita, Cerelac, Milo, Chuckie, Nestea and Nescafe.


New Nestlé Philippines CEO John Miller’s transfer to the Philippines is his 3rd assignment since joining the Swiss firm.

According to Asia Food Journal, he was made chairman and CEO of Nestle Indochina since January 2008 after a short stint as Nestlé Singapore Pte. Ltd.’s Managing Director.

Prior to Nestlé, Miller was senior vice president for the Biscuit business in the Asia Pacific region of French firm Danone. He was also with Unilever, which assigned him to senior management positions in the Czech and Slovak Republics, Malaysia and Indonesia. He held positions for the Personal Care business of Unilever in Africa, Middle East and Turkey.

Miller, a British national, holds a BA from the University of Durham England. He is married and has a daughter. He is a keen marathon runner, according to his biography from a Bangkok forum last year. - with Liza Reyes, ABS-CBN News