Eugenio Simioni | Influence 100
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Eugenio Simioni

Group Corporate Communication & Public Affairs Director
Nestlé
Switzerland, Europe

@eugenio_simioni

 

Nestlé has had its fair share of controversies, from its marketing of infant formula in Africa to its use of palm oil, and has worked hard to build bridges with stakeholders around “shared value” and to back up its claims of social responsibility with actions, first under longtime communications chief Rudolf Ramsauer and, since late 2015, under communications director Eugenio Simioni.

Before becoming group corporate communication and public affairs director, Simioni, who reports to Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke, had worked since 2011 as CEO of Nestlé Switzerland. He began his career at Nestlé in 1989 and had been head of internal audit function for the Nestlé Group and sales director for Nestlé in the Philippines, before taking on the market leadership role.