Peter Brabeck-Letmathe

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Peter Brabeck-Letmathe has been a member of the Board of Credit Suisse "since 1997 and served as Vice-Chairman from 2000 to 2005. From 2000 to 2005 he was also a member of the Compensation Committee and from 2003 to 2005 of the Chairman’s and Governance Committee. His term as a member of the Board expires at the AGM in 2008. The Board has determined him to be independent under the Group’s independence standards.

"Peter Brabeck-Letmathe studied Economics at the University of World Trade in Vienna. After graduation in 1968, he joined Nestlé’s sales operations in Austria. His career at Nestlé includes a variety of assignments in several European countries as well as in Latin America. Since 1987, he has been based at Nestlé’s headquarters in Vevey. Since 1997, Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé and as a member of Nestlé’s Board of Directors. In 2005, Mr. Brabeck-Letmathe was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Nestlé.

"Mr. Brabeck is a member of the Boards of Directors of L'Oreal SA, Paris (since 1997) and Roche Holding SA, Basel (since 2000). He is also a member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists." [1]

Writing in the Guardian (UK) in 2006, Jane Martinson notes that "Peter Brabeck-Letmathe is an unlikely bogeyman. Yet ask many food campaigners to name their least favourite corporate executive and the silver-haired Austrian at the head of the world's largest food company, Nestlé, would come high on many lists." [2]

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  1. Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Credit Suisse, accessed October 7, 2007.
  2. Jane Martinson, "Peter Brabeck-Letmathe: smooth defender of a tainted brand", The Guardian, November 24, 2006.
  3. Board of Trustees, International Business Leaders Forum, accessed October 7, 2007.