Originating from the highlands of Scotland, Stewart Dryburgh graduated in Civil Engineering before beginning a marketing and sales career in London. He joined Nestlé’s UK confectionery business in 1998.
Stewart first led Nestlé International Travel Retail from 2002 to 2005. During this period he was influential in accelerating the growth of the confectionery category, and was a prominent supporter of the first Trinity Forum in 2003. In 2006 he became General Manager for Confectionery with Nestlé South Asia, then in 2009 he moved to Nestlé’s head office in Switzerland as head of global marketing for Nestlé’s leading confectionery brand KitKat.
Having returned to Nestlé International Travel Retail in 2016, Stewart is thoroughly enjoying leading the Nestlé team in supporting their retail partners to exploit the category’s full potential. Under the banner of its ‘10 to 10’ ambition to build confectionery and fine food to $10 billion in ten years, Nestlé is once again providing category leadership within the industry.