David Frick

Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Corporate Services at Nestlé SA

David Frick

David Frick

Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Corporate Services at Nestlé SA

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Credit Suisse Group AG
Credit Suisse AG

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Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer Zone Asia, Oceania & Sub-Saharan Africa (AOA) at Nestlé SA

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Executive Vice President at Nestlé SA

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Executive Vice President Head of Operations at Nestlé SA

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Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Zone Americas, United States of America, Canada, Latin America & Caribbean at Nestlé SA

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Executive Vice President & Head of Strategic Business Units, Marketing, Sales & Nespresso at Nestlé SA

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Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Zone Europe, Middle East & North Africa at Nestlé SA

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Chief Executive Officer at Nestlé SA

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Former President of NCH USA at Valassis Communications, Inc.

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Vice Chairman-Governing Board at Swiss Bankers Association

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Deputy Executive Vice President at Nestlé SA

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Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Corporate Services at Nestlé SA
Advanced Management Program
Class of 2005

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Class of 1994

Harvard Law School offers an energetic and creative learning environment, a diverse and dedicated faculty—whose expertise spans a broad array of legal subjects—and a student body that comes from every state in the U.S. and more than 70 countries around the world. Approximately 1,900 students attend HLS each year: 1,680 J.D. students, 160 LL.M. students, and 50 S.J.D. candidates. The faculty includes more than 100 full-time professors and more than 150 visiting professors, lecturers on law, and instructors. The curriculum features more than 260 courses and seminars that cover a broad range of traditional and emerging legal fields. A Harvard Law education prepares students for success in law practice, business, public service, teaching, and more. Most HLS students are pursuing a J.D. (Juris Doctor) degree, while many others are earning an LL.M. (Master of Laws) or the S.J.D. (Doctor of Juridical Science). Harvard Law School also offers many joint degree programs, coordinated programs, and concurrent degree opportunities with other schools within Harvard University. The Law School community is also home to numerous research programs and engaging publications, including books, scholarly periodicals, newsletters, and a weekly student newspaper.

JD, summa cum laude
Class of 1990

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is a voluntary bar association for the state of New York. NYSBA was founded in 1877 with the stated goal to cultivate the science of jurisprudence; to promote reform in the law; to facilitate the administration of justice, and to elevate the standards of integrity, honor, professional skill, and courtesy in the legal profession. Its first President was David B. Hill. Among the reforms in the legislation signed into law creating the association was the removal of the restrictions on the admission of women to the practice of law. In 1896, NYSBA proposed the first global means for settling disputes among nations, what is now called the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.

Career History
Senior Vice President, Corporate Governance, Compliance & Corporate Services
2006 - Current

Nestlé S.A. is a Swiss multinational food and drink processing conglomerate corporation headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world, measured by revenues and other metrics, since 2014. It ranked No. 64 on the Fortune Global 500 in 2017 and No. 33 on the 2016 edition of the Forbes Global 2000 list of largest public companies. Nestlé's products include baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks. Twenty-nine of Nestlé's brands have annual sales of over CHF1 billion (about US$1.1 billion), including Nespresso, Nescafé, Kit Kat, Smarties, Nesquik, Stouffer's, Vittel, and Maggi. Nestlé has 447 factories, operates in 189 countries, and employs around 339,000 people. It is one of the main shareholders of L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company. Nestlé was formed in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The company grew significantly during the First World War and again following the Second World War, expanding its offerings beyond its early condensed milk and infant formula products. The company has made a number of corporate acquisitions, including Crosse & Blackwell in 1950, Findus in 1963, Libby's in 1971, Rowntree Mackintosh in 1988, Klim in 1998, and Gerber in 2007. The company has seen various controversies, facing criticism and boycotts over its marketing of baby formula as an alternative to breastfeeding in developing countries, its reliance on child labour in cocoa production, and its production and promotion of bottled water.

General Counsel
2003 - 2005

Credit Suisse Group AG is holding company, which engages in the provision of financial services. It operates through the following segments: Swiss Universal Bank; International Wealth Management; Asia Pacific; Global Markets; and Investment Banking and Capital Markets. The Swiss Universal Bank segment offers comprehensive advice and financial solutions to private, corporate, and institutional clients in Switzerland. The International Wealth Management segment gives advisory services, and tailored investment and financing solutions to wealthy private clients and external asset managers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. The Asia Pacific segment comprises of wealth management, financing, and underwriting activities. The Global Market segment delivers securities sales, trading and execution, prime brokerage, and comprehensive investment research. The Investment Banking and Capital Markets segment covers investment banking services to corporations, financial institutions, and financial sponsors. The company was founded by Alfred Escher on July 5, 1856 and is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.

Group General Counsel & Head of Legal & Compliance
1999 - Prior

Credit Suisse is an active, growth-oriented and research-driven manager which aims to create value for shareholders by taking advantage of their global integrated network. The firm seeks to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, which aims to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. Credit Suisse invests in a range of asset classes including equities, fixed-income, multiple-asset class products, real estate, hedge funds, private equity, and volatility management that combining a top-down approach for asset allocation with a bottom-up approach for stock selection.

Boards & Committees
Member of the Legal Committee

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit company headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, focused on business associations. Martin M. Naville has been the CEO since 2004.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to the Zurich Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
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