The new year will see some leadership changes at global coffee pod giant Nespresso, with current Nespresso USA President Guillaume Le Cunff succeeding Jean-Marc Duvoisin as Chief Executive Officer at Nestlé Nespresso S.A.
Duvoisin has worked in some capacity for Nestlé for more than 30 years, eventually becoming the deputy vice president of human resources for Nestlé S.A. before occupying the Nespresso CEO role in 2013. He will continue on as senior vice president of strategic business partnerships, joint ventures and brand licensing.
“Under Jean-Marc Duvoisin’s leadership, Nespresso has continued to grow at a very solid pace despite significantly increased competitive intensity,” Nestlé said in an announcement of the leadership change. “He was the driving force behind the successful launch of the Vertuo system, the opening of our Romont factory, as well as entries into many new markets and fast expansion in existing markets in the Americas and Asia.”
Duvoisin also helped drive Nespresso’s sustainability program by overseeing the launch of the “Reviving Origins” coffee series, featuring an investment in specific growing regions that have struggled due to war, infrastructure losses, political conflict or other issues. The most recent example in the series came from Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Le Cunff comes to the CEO position having been an outspoken advocate for the company’s sustainability agenda in recent years. He first joined Nestlé in 1998 before joining Nespresso in 2007 and eventually assuming the Nespresso USA president role in 2015.