Petaling Jaya, January 31, 2013
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad today announced the appointment of Mr. Alois Hofbauer as its Managing Director effective 1st February 2013. He will assume his position on the Company's Board of Directors on 22 February 2013 and will also be responsible for the Singapore Region.
Prior to his new appointment, Hofbauer was previously the Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka Plc., Sri Lanka. Under his leadership, the Company ended the year as one of the top 5 best performing companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization. Nestle Lanka has also seen a 20% growth and been awarded a number of prestigious accolades for the Company's contribution to the economic and social development of the Country.
An Austrian national, Hofbauer's career with Nestlé began in 1990 when he joined the Group as a Management Trainee in Austria. He was later transferred to Hong Kong, in the first of several assignments in the Greater China Region over the period of 15 years. Hofbauer has an immensely strong leadership track record in country management and a deep understanding of business in Asia as he held many Senior positions covering various business units in the Region including Coffee and Beverages; Dairy; Culinary; Confectionery; before taking on his first General Management role in 2004 as Head of the Nestlé Taiwan business.
Hofbauer succeeds Peter R. Vogt, whom after successfully leading Nestlé Malaysia for more than three years, has been promoted to his position as the Global Deputy Executive Vice President, Head of Human Resources, as well as a member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S. A. effective 1st March 2013.
Issued by WestCoast Communications Sdn. Bhd. on behalf of Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad.
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