The MEADFA Conference 2018
General Manager, Nestlé International Travel Retail S.A.

Stewart Dryburgh is the General Manager of Nestlé International Travel Retail S.A. 

After graduating with a degree in Civil Engineering, Stewart worked in commercial roles for GlaxoSmithKline and Pepsi’s UK business before joining Nestlé’s UK confectionery business in 1998.

Stewart first joined the Nestlé International Travel Retail team in 2002, as General Manager. During this period he was influential in growing the size of the total confectionery category in the channel and was a strong supporter of driving Trinity partnerships, playing a key supporting role in the first Trinity Forum in 2003. 

In 2006 Stewart became General Manager of Nestlé’s fast growing confectionery business in South Asia, before moving in 2009 to the position of Global Marketing Manager in the group’s head office in Switzerland, overseeing Nestlé’s leading confectionery brand KitKat, among others. Here he played a leading role in accelerating the global growth of KitKat and establishing it as one of the world’s leading FMCG brands in digital marketing.

Dryburgh returned to the travel retail category in April this year as Nestlé’s General Manager and is relishing the challenge of continuing to grow the company’s business in the channel, and the confectionery category as a whole.