Stefan Catsicas

Chief Technology Officer, Nestlé S.A.

Chief Technology Officer, Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development

Stefan Catsicas was appointed Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board of Nestlé S.A. on September 1st, 2013.

After receiving a PhD in neurosciences in Lausanne and his post-doctoral studies at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, USA, he started his career as Head of Neurobiology at the Glaxo Institute for Molecular Biology in Geneva.

He then returned to academia at the University of Lausanne as Professor and Chairman of the Institute of Cell Biology and Morphology and was later appointed Vice-President Research and Professor of Cellular Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.

He then co-founded a private group of biotechnology companies and came back to academia as Provost of the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.