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Gabriel Nobre new CEO of Nespresso South Africa

Nespresso South Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Gabriel Nobre as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) as of 1 June 2023. He will be based at the Nespresso South Africa Head Office in Bryanston and will report to Jean-Paul Le Roux, Head of Zone SAMA (South America Middle East and Africa region).

Mr. Nobre holds a Postgraduate Degree in Business Administration and an MBA in Digital Business. He joined Nestlé Group in 2005, where he held several positions in multiple business units and corporate functions.

With his solid experience in both Finance and Control (F&C) and Commercial, his willingness to make a difference and his pragmatic approach, Mr Nobre is looking forward to accelerating the growth of Nespresso South Africa to double its current position within the next five years, adding new stores and new points of contacts with consumers. “We are looking forward to launching innovative new coffee machines and developing new bespoke coffees to surprise and delight our customers,” he says. Mr Nobre also sees a huge opportunity to increase the percentage of recycled capsules in South Africa, up from the current 50%, which is already 18% over the global average.

About Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for the highest-quality portioned coffee. The company works with more than 140,000 farmers in 18 countries through its AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program to embed sustainability practices on farms and the surrounding landscapes. Launched in 2003 in collaboration with the NGO Rainforest Alliance, the program helps to improve the yield and quality of harvests, ensuring a sustainable supply of high-quality coffee and improving the livelihoods of farmers and their communities.

In 2022, Nespresso achieved B Corp™ certification – joining an international movement of 4,900 purpose-led businesses that meet B Corp’s high standards of social and environmental responsibility and transparency.

Headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 81 countries and has over 13,000 employees. In 2021, it operated a global retail network of 802 boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website: www.nestle-nespresso.com.