Guillaume Le Cunff, currently President of Nespresso USA, will succeed Jean-Marc Duvoisin as Chief Executive Officer for Nestlé Nespresso S.A., while Jean-Marc Duvoisin will take up a new position as Senior Vice President Strategic Business Partnerships, Joint Ventures and Brand Licensing at Nestlé S.A. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2020.
Jean-Marc Duvoisin joined Nestlé in 1986. Early in his career, he worked in different markets across Latin America, including as Market Head of the Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador region and then Mexico. Jean-Marc Duvoisin became Deputy Executive Vice President, Human Resources at Nestlé S.A. in 2010. He joined Nespresso as CEO in March 2013.
Under Jean-Marc Duvoisin’s leadership, Nespresso has continued to grow at a very solid pace despite significantly increased competitive intensity. 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. He also reinforced sustainability as a key element of the brand through the launch of Revival coffees with origins such as South Sudan, Caquetá in Colombia, Cuba and Zimbabwe.
Nestlé Nespresso S.A., trading as Nespresso, is an operating unit of the Nestlé Group, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Nespresso machines brew espresso and coffee from coffee capsules (or pods in machines for home or professional use), a type of pre-apportioned single-use container of ground coffee beans, sometimes with added flavorings. Once inserted into a machine, the capsules are pierced and processed, water is then forced against a heating element at high pressure meaning that only the quantity for a single cup is warmed. Nespresso is a premium price coffee, and by 2011 had annual sales in excess of 3 billion Swiss francs. The word Nespresso is a portmanteau of Nestlé and Espresso, a common mechanic used across other Nestlé brands (Nescafé, BabyNes, Nesquik).
All Nespresso coffee is roasted, ground and encapsulated in one of three factories in Switzerland (Avenches, Orbe, and Romont), but the company sells its system of machines and capsules worldwide, as well as the VertuoLine system in North America and certain other countries.