Marianne’s international career at Nestlé began in Australia, then took her to the USA, Switzerland, Morocco and China – evolving from marketing roles into general management with full P&L responsibility, leading cross-functional teams to deliver category revenue, profit and market share.
She has category and brand building experience in dairy, beverages, coffee and cereals as well as science-based nutrition, and has spent the past 5 years in China – in Beijing as Head of Dairy business unit for Greater China Region, then Shanghai where she was in charge of developing a growth strategy for the Waters business. Energised by change, with a passion for transformation and innovation, she enjoys contributing her strategic and operational experience to add value to emerging companies, as well as working in the dynamic, creative and fast changing China environment. Marianne holds French, UK and Australian citizenships, with fluent English and French, advanced Spanish, and basic Mandarin.
She is currently a Shanghai resident.
Favorite quote: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”, Warren Buffett.