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Nespresso appoints new CEO

Nespresso has announced that Guillaume Le Cunff, currently President of Nespresso USA, will succeed Jean-Marc Duvoisin as its Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 January 2020.

Le Cunff joined the group in 1998 at Nestlé Waters as Internal Auditor, and became Head of Finance at Nestlé Waters France, Belgium and Luxemburg in 2003.

He joined Nespresso in 2007, becoming Head of International Marketing before being nominated President of Nespresso USA in 2015. During his tenure in the United States, Nespresso says Le Cunff and his team transformed the business from a niche brand to a leader in the at-home coffee market.

The successful launch of the Nespresso Vertuo, move into eCommerce and Out of Home business, and brand building and communication strategy have all resulted in double-digit growth.

Duvoisin will take up a new position with parent company Nestlé as Senior Vice President Strategic Business Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Brand Licensing.

Duvoisin joined Nestlé in 1986. Early in his career, he worked in different markets across Latin America, including as Market Head of the Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador region, and then Mexico. He became Deputy Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Nestlé in 2010, and joined Nespresso as CEO in March 2013.

Under Duvoisin’s leadership, Nespresso has continued to grow at a very solid pace despite increased competition. He led the launch of the Vertuo system, opening of Nespresso’s Romont factory, entries into many new markets, and fast expansion in existing markets in the Americas and Asia.

Nespresso says he also reinforced sustainability as a key element of the brand through the launch of Revival coffees with origins such as South Sudan, Caquetá in Colombia, Cuba, and Zimbabwe.

“I would like to thank Jean-Marc for his outstanding contribution to the development of Nespresso and wish both Jean-Marc and Guillaume every success in their new positions,” says Patrice Bula, Executive Vice President, Head of Strategic Business Units at Nestlé.

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