04 Mar '13, 1pm

sustainability

sustainability

Exit Interview is an occasional series profiling sustainability professionals who have recently left their job. Joel Makower: You were president and CEO of Nestlé Waters North America until last month. What did you oversee? Kim Jeffrey: In 1992, Nestlé did a hostile takeover of the European water interest of the Perrier Group, and they got us along with it. I had been one of the early employees of this company starting in 1978. When I joined the company, there were about 30 people and we had $20 million in revenue. We ended up becoming 50 percent of Nestlé’s global water business. Last year, we were $4.7 billion in revenue. Makower: You spend a lot of your time — more so than most other CEOs — talking and thinking about sustainability. How much of your job did that become? Jeffrey: It became a large part, Joel. Since we made our first acquisition in 1980, which was Poland ...

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