Paul Bulcke began his career in 1977 as a financial analyst for Scott Graphics International in Belgium before moving to the Nestlé Group in 1979 as a marketing trainee. From 1980 to 1996, he held various responsibilities in Nestlé Peru, Nestlé Ecuador and Nestlé Chile before moving back to Europe as Managing Director of Nestlé Portugal, Nestlé Czech and Slovak Republic, and Nestlé Germany. In 2004, he was appointed Executive Vice President, responsible for Zone Americas. In April 2008, Paul Bulcke was elected member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A. and the Board appointed him Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Paul Bulcke is a Board member of Roche Holding Ltd., Switzerland. As a representative of Nestlé, Paul Bulcke serves as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cereal Partners Worldwide S.A., Switzerland. Furthermore, he is Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum Board of Directors and is a member of its Governance Committee. Paul Bulcke is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Avenir Suisse, Switzerland, the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT), Belgium and of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum (WEF).