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Thomas Ludsteck


Senior Vice-President

Marketing & Sales

Nationality : German

Photo rights > Royalty free for illustration of a press article
Credits > Philippe Barbosa


Career :

Thomas joined Nestlé in 1989 in Belgium in Marketing & Sales functions in Petcare and Coffee. Subsequently, he held General Management positions in Italy (Chilled Dairy and Culinary Products Division) and France (Chilled Dairy France and Benelux). In 2005, Thomas returned to Italy as Managing Director to lead the Joint Venture “Lactalis-Nestlé Produits Frais”. In 2010, he moved to Nestlé’s Headquarter in Switzerland as Global Category Leader, Dairy SBU. He and his team led the transformation of Nestlé’s Chilled Dairy business to a successful JV and license model. He also redefined global business strategies for the Adult Health, Dairy Culinary and Healthy cereal categories, harmonizing the global brand portfolio to unlock growth, rejuvenating the Innovation pipeline and pioneering system-based health propositions.