José Lopez is Former Executive Vice President of Operations - Globe (Global Business Excellence, IS/IT) at Nestle SA. As such, he was responsible for Procurement, Production, Supply Chain, Health & Safety, Environment, Quality Management and Engineering.
Mr Lopez is Vice Chairman of the Management Board of GS1 and a Member of the Executive Board of Nestlé SA. He served as Head of Japan at Nestle SA until February 2007, was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Japan Group in 2003, and Managing Director of Nestlé Malaysia Bhd and Head of Region Malaysia/Singapore in 1999. He became Executive Director of Operations in Oceania in charge of Technical Division, Supply Chain Operations and Export in 1997 and was made Technical Director of Nestlé Australia in 1995.
José Lopez held various executive positions at Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland from 1979 to 1995 including: Factory Manager of Pet Food Division, France; Engineering Manager (Coffee, Milk, Confectionery and Culinary), Japan; Factory Engineer, Coffee Division, USA; Project Manager of Coffee Division, Spain and joined Nestlé in Vevey, Switzerland in 1979 as a Project Engineer. He serves as a Member of Executive Board Global Commerce Initiative (BE).
Mr Lopez studied an Advanced Management Programme at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland from 1992 to 1998. He holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Mr Lopez is the Board-level representative for Nestlé on the Cambridge Natural Capital Leaders Platform, of which Nestle is a Founding Member. The Platform has recently prepared a Leadership Compact setting out business commitments in relation to natural capital.