people and placesThis article was originally published in The Public Ledger
PAUL Bulcke has been chosen as Nestle's new chief executive and member of the board. If shareholders approve the move at the company's annual general meeting on April 10 2008, Mr Bulcke, who is currently head of zone Americas, would assume both roles the same day. He would replace Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, who will serve as active, non-executive chairman of the board. Mr Bulcke's replacement will be announced on October 18.