Nestlé Malaysia appoints new Chief Executive Officer

To Press Releases listPetaling Jaya,Oct 4, 2018

Nestlé (Malaysia) Bhd has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the company, effective as of December 1st 2018.

The current CEO, Alois Hofbauer, has decided to leave the Nestlé Group to pursue other interests outside the company. Succeeding him will be Juan Aranols, currently Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Nestlé Group’s Zone Asia, Oceania and Sub-Saharan Africa (Zone AOA). Mr Aranols joined the Nestlé Group in 1990 as an auditor for Nestlé Spain.  In his 28 years with the company he has held roles of increasing responsibility across a number of different markets in Europe and Latin America. He has worked for the last six years at Nestlé Global Headquarters, first as Global Group Controller and since 2015 in his current role as CFO and member of the senior management team for Zone AOA.

Speaking about his new appointment Mr. Aranols said, “Nestlé Malaysia is a company with a long history and great future prospects. I am both humbled and excited to be given the opportunity to take this organisation forward, building on the strong foundations laid by my predecessor and his team”.

Mr. Hofbauer who has been CEO of Nestlé Malaysia for the last five and a half years commented, “I am proud that my team and I have established Nestlé Malaysia as one of the top performing companies on the Bursa Malaysia.  We reignited growth and achieved solid results year after year. I am confident that this success will continue, and I wish Juan all the best in his new role.”

About Nestlé Malaysia

Nestlé is the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer. Headquartered in Switzerland, Nestlé is present in 189 countries around the world, and our 328,000 employees are committed to Nestlé’s purpose of enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future. Our performance is driven by our Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy. Since 1912, we have been nourishing Malaysians through our quality brands and products, whilst maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. This is in line with our promise of delivering GOOD FOOD, GOOD LIFE to all. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit or our Facebook page at

For more information, please contact:

Maxine Lim
Nestlé (Malaysia) Berhad
Tel: (+603) 7965 6650

Joanne Lim or Yasmin Kadir
acorn communications
Tel: (+603) 7958 8348