Philippe Roulet, a Chemical Engineer graduate, started his career as a Food Scientist in the Nestlé Research Centre located in Lausanne in 1980 (Switzerland). After 10 years, he moved within Nestlé to the packaging area and obtained his diploma of packaging from the Institute of Packaging Iom3 in London.
During the next 27 years, Philippe occupied a number of positions ranging from operational responsibilities like leading teams performing source optimisation in more than 20 factories to Innovation Packaging Manager. In 2007, he spent a year in the Nestlé USA headquarters leading the implementation of the new Nestlé Packaging Safety Strategy.
In 2008, Philippe moved back to the corporate packaging department in Nestlé’s worldwide headquarters based in Switzerland as Head of Packaging Material and Training & Leader of the Worldwide Flexible Packaging Network. In this function, he followed up on packaging innovations in all packaging categories in order to evaluate and identify any interest for potential applications within the complex Nestlé product portfolio. Regarding trainings, he developed and led training for the company’s packaging community.
Relating to packaging and sustainability, in 2014, Philippe co-wrote the company Packaging Environmental Sustainability Strategy and the packaging part of the Creating Shared Value report (CSV), where for three years in a row Nestlé obtained a 100% from the Dow Jones index. For the last nine years, he also led Nestlé’s Worldwide Flexible Packaging Network.
As of July 1, Philippe is a retired person looking to stay in the packaging area.