German food and beverage executive, Helmut Maucher, Died at 90

Helmut Oswald Maucher was born on December 9, 1927, and died on March 5, 2018.

He was a German businessman.

He served as the CEO of Nestlé from June 1990 to June 1997.

Maucher joined the company at a young age, completing an apprenticeship at the Nestlé SA factory in Eisenharz, Germany just after finishing high school.

Maucher serves as honorary chairman of Nestlé SA, Vevey, Switzerland, having been elected to that position by the board after relinquishing its chairmanship in May 2000.

During November 1981 Helmut became a delegate of the supervisory administration board of Nestlé AG in Vevey.

From 1990 to 1997 Maucher was both, president and delegate of the supervisory administration board.

During this time he expanded the company to the largest food company worldwide with 260,000 employees.

When he resigned position as a delegate in 1997 he continued to be president of the supervisory administration board until 2000 which is when he was given the position of honorary president.

Maucher was the first non-Swiss ever to be given such an honor and position in a major Swiss company.

Helmut Maucher passed away at 90 years old.