Originating from the highlands of Scotland, Stewart Dryburgh graduated in Civil Engineering before starting a marketing & sales career in London. He joined Nestlé in its 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 Stewart became General Manager for Confectionery in Nestlé South Asia, then in 2009 moved to Nestlé’s head office in Switzerland as head of global marketing for Nestlé's number one confectionery brand KitKat©.
Stewart returned to Nestlé International Travel Retail in 2016 and is thoroughly enjoying leading the Nestlé team in supporting their retail partners to exploit the confectionery category’s full potential.