Hans Jöhr is the Corporate Head of Agriculture at Nestlé in Vevey Switzerland. As such, Mr Jöhr is responsible for providing technical and strategic leadership in the groups' world-wide agricultural raw material supply chain. This includes the agricultural policy, the raw material quality control and R&D. Mr Jöhr joined Nestlé in April 2000. Prior to moving to Nestlé, Mr Jöhr served as CEO of AFC Consulting in Brazil engaged in agribusiness & forestry consulting and management.
Mr Jöhr is a former member of the Board of IPC (Intl. Policy Council on Agriculture Food and Trade) and a member of the Advisory Council of the Swiss State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (seco). Recently, he joined the Board of IITA (International Institute of Tropical Agriculture) and served also as a Director on the Board of CATIE (Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center ) in Costa Rica. Mr Jöhr is a counselor and former President of IAMA (Intl. Food and Agribusiness Management Association) and past President of the Swiss-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce in Sâo Paulo, Brazil. Mr. Jöhr is a co-Founder, former President and now Honorary President of the SAI Platform (Sustainable Agriculture Initiative of the food industry).
Mr Jöhr has a formal education in agricultural economics, completed with a doctorate degree in economic science with complementary management programmes at INSEAD (l'Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires, Fontainebleau, France) and IMD (International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland). Based on further practical experience and a wide range of international business contacts, Mr Jöhr conducts a very hands-on approach to sustainable development.
Active in all facets of agribusiness, and having grown up on a family farm, Mr Jöhr has extensive experience based on several long-term international assignments and additionally has consulted in over 40 countries. He is the author of more than 30 publications in Brazilian and international news-papers. He is married and his hobbies include literature, foreign languages and cultures.Further Details
Corporate Head of Agriculture
Tel: 41-21-924-22-77 (Office)
Tel: 41-21-944-68-00 (personal)