Bernhard Stefan is the Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka PLC and is responsible for the management of Nestlé’s operations both in Sri Lanka and the Maldives. He was appointed with effect from 1 March 2023.
Joining Nestlé Lanka with over 22 years of experience, Bernhard Stefan began his career with Nestlé Waters in France in the field of Merges & Acquisitions. In the years that followed, he took on various roles with increasing responsibility in Nestlé Waters in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Switzerland, eventually becoming Country Business Manager, Nestlé Waters Direct in Germany in 2007. A year later he moved to Australia to become Head of Route Sales and Operations for Nestlé Peters Ice Cream, a role he held for more than four years before moving to the Greater China Region in 2012 to lead Strategy and Business Development. In 2017, he returned to Switzerland as a Regional Manager for Zone Asia, Oceania, and Africa, supporting Greater China, South Asia Region and Nestlé Pakistan, and leading Marketing, Sales and eCommerce for the Zone and Ice Cream. When Nestlé created Zone Greater China a year ago, Bernie joined the team as Zone Deputy.