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Laurent Freixe leads Nestlé’s Latin America team with a passion for people, innovation, sustainability, and youth employment. Laurent joined Nestlé France in 1986 and throughout his time at the company, he has been fundamental in driving innovation and leading performance across Nestlé’s value chain to help enable healthier lives and contribute to the communities in which the Group operates. Laurent plays a leading role in promoting youth employment and employability across the company. Starting in Europe, he launched the Nestlé Needs YOUth initiative in 2013. It provides a wide range of employment opportunities for young people under 30, strengthening their capabilities and professional skills, and has the ambition to help 10 million young people around the world have access to economic opportunities by 2030. Laurent is also International Youth Ambassador for the International Youth Organization for Ibero-America, Chairman of the Global Apprenticeship Network (GAN), Member of the Exco of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development ( WBCSD ), Member of the Supervisory Board of Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW), member of the Board of Director of Froneri S.A., and Member of the Regional Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum in Latin America. Born in Paris and educated at Ecole de Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord in Lille, he also participated in the IMD Program for Executive Development in Switzerland.

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