Juan Carlos Velasquez
More than 20 years working for Nestlé with extensive cross-field experience including business unit and operations management, strategy definition, internal consulting as well as broad international expertise in geographies such as Europe, USA, LATAM, AOA, etc. across diverse categories. Held various roles such as business manager and in business development within Nestlé Professional, Nestlé’s Out of Home focused business unit, in countries such as Mexico, Brazil and the USA, driving significant growth & profit improvement. He focused as well on innovation and new product launches, working closely with internal as well as external out of home partners such as restaurants & restaurant chains, caterers, universities, chefs, etc.
Most recently he has been part of the Nestlé Purina EMENA organization, located in Switzerland, leading the creation and launch, in collaboration with eco-system partners, of a new business model based on Personalized Nutrition for Pets. Prior to Nestlé he worked at BASF in Germany. Juan Carlos holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and an MBA from Kellogg School of Management – Northwestern University.