Paul Bulcke (born 1954), is a Belgian businessman who was appointed Chief executive officer (CEO) of Nestlé on 20 September 2007 and officially started in his new role in April 2008.
He graduated as a commercial engineer at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and is an alumnus of the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. He also attended the program for Executive Development at the Swiss leading business school International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne.
In 1979, aged 25, he started working for the Nestlé group and worked in different countries, including Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Portugal, Czech Republic and Germany. Before his appointment as CEO of Nestlé, he was the Head of America (EVP of Americas divisions).
Bulcke has described Nestlé under his tenure as 'une force tranquille' (English: 'calm strength'). He is known for having a reserved, quiet personal manner.
Awards and honours
On 25 May 2012, he received the VMA Award from the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School for his "lifelong career, which has been distinguished by sustained integrity, exceptional management capacity and inspiring leadership".
Personal lifeSource @ Wikipedia
He is married and has three children. He speaks six languages: Dutch, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German and English.