As part of our series focusing on sustainable packaging, we will be joined by the CEO of Nestlé UK & Ireland, Stefan Agostini, to talk about how Nestlé are leading the charge on plastic reduction and making a significant financial commitment to tackle the problem of plastic waste.
What are the overall ambitions for Nestlé and its sustainable packaging commitment and what are the biggest challenges, and opportunities, in meeting the targets it has set for the future?
About Stefano Agostini
Stefano Agostini joined Nestlé in Italy in 1989 as Regional Sales Manager, rising rapidly through a range of senior roles until becoming National Sales Director for Nestlé Waters Italy in 2001.
He transferred to the UK in 2004 as Country Business Manager for Nestlé Waters UK, and was a member of the leadership team for Nestlé in the UK and Ireland market.
In 2007 Stefano was appointed President and CEO of Sanpellegrino, Nestlé Waters Italy. Under his leadership the Sanpellegrino and Acqua Panna brands delivered significant growth, with increased market share and profitability. In his ten years as CEO, Sanpellegrino tripled its international business.
Stefano became CEO of Nestlé UK and Ireland on 1 July 2017. He is a member of the Food and Drink Federation Board and President’s Committee, and chairs its Packaging Taskforce.