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Nestlé Germany announces new CEO and management changes

Nestlé Germany has announced that Alexander von Maillot is to become its new CEO in March 2023, while Alessandro Piccinini assumes the role of Managing Director of Nespresso Germany

Alexander von Maillot (pictured) will become Nestlé Germany CEO on 1 March 2023 | Photo credit: Nestlé Germany


Swiss food and beverage giant Nestlé has announced a leadership reshuffle at its Nestlé Germany  and Nespresso Germany divisions. 

Alexander von Maillot will replace current Nestlé Germany CEO Marc-Aurel Boersch on 1 March 2023 after the incumbent decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.  

Von Maillot is currently Senior Vice President in the Strategic Business Unit responsible for Nestlé’s global confectionery and ice cream business. 

He began working for Nestlé in Germany in 1996 and has worked across Nestlé’s Czech, French and Belgian markets before assuming his current role in 2018. 

“I am very pleased that in Alexander von Maillot we have been able to recruit a very experienced colleague with strong business expertise for the German market. I congratulate him on his new task and wish him every success,” said Marco Settembri, CEO, Zone Europe at Nestlé. 

Meanwhile, Nestlé also announced the appointment of Alessandro Piccinini as Managing Director of Nespresso Germany on 1 January 2023. Piccinini took over the position from Mark Ruijgrok, who takes over the management of the company’s Nordic market. 

Piccinini, who previously served as B2C Commercial Director at Nespresso Germany from 2015-2018, has been Managing Director of Nespresso Austria since 2018. Nestlé said he will retain responsibility for both the Austrian and German markets. 

The management changes in Germany follow Nestlé UK & Ireland also appointing a new CEO this month. Richard Watson will assume the role on 1 March 2023. 

In October 2022, Nestlé reported its highest sales growth for 14 years, with the positive trading of its coffee brands and product price rises helping the company achieve like-for-like sales growth of 8.5% to reach CHF 69.1bn ($68.9bn)

Nestlé specifically reported high-single-digit sales growth for its coffee business for the nine months ended 30 September 2022, citing ‘positive sales developments’ for its Nescafé, Starbucks and Nespresso brands.  

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