Takeda's CFO to swap industries, become Nestle's CFO
- Effective July 1, Francois-Xavier Roger, a French citizen and the current CFO of Takeda, will replace Wan Ling Martello as CFO of Nestle.
- In May, Wan Ling Martello moved into another role at Nestle as Head of Asia, Oceania and Africa.
- In addition to Takeda, Roger has experience in other pharma-nutrition-healthcare companies, including Roussel, Aventis, and Danone.
According to a report by CNBC, Paul Bulcke, CEO of Nestle, had nothing but praise for the 53-year-old Roger. When citing Roger's qualifications for the position, Bulcke said, "His extensive insight, knowledge and experience in different geographies and industries, in particular in food, nutrition and pharma, will allow him to quickly contribute to driving the performance of the Nestle Group."
This is also reflect's Nestle's intentions to become more invested in the general healthcare-nutrition field, and Roger will be well-suited to give the food giant some outside-industry perspective on how to achieve that goal.