Fausto Tazzi

CEO - Erikli - Nestlé Waters Turkiye

Work Experience


Erikli – Nestlé Waters Turkiye

• General Manager of Erikli Nestlé Waters Türkiye (turnover 180 mio U$, 800 FTE), leader of bottled water and water-based healthy beverages category.

• Reporting to Head of Water Category Zone Europe, member of the Executive Board of Nestlé Türkiye.

Business Executive Officer

Nestlé Waters

• General Manager La Vie Nestlé Waters Vietnam (turnover 90 mio U$, 900 FTE), joint venture between Nestlé and state-owned Long An Investment Fund, main player in bottled water category. Reporting to Sr. VP Nestlé Waters Zone AOA, then to Market Head Nestlé Vietnam. Member of La Vie LLC Board of Directors and Nestlé Vietnam’s Executive Board.
• Managing through pandemic: business reorganization, relaunch of double-digit profitable growth.
• Proactive leaderhip in ESG & sustainability: founder and Vice Chairman of Packaging Recycling Organization Vietnam, a voluntary coalition of 19 multinational & local companies partnering with Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to drive circular packaging economy in Vietnam

International Business Unit Director

Nestlé Waters

Reporting to the CEO as member of the Nestle Waters France Board of Directors, responsible for the international business development of Nestle Waters France premium brands, for a turnover of approx. 450 millions E. Direct management of a team of 20 people, partly based in France and partly in Rep. Offices in Shanghai, Tokyo, Moscow, Dubai and Mexico City.

International Marketing Director

Nestlé Waters

Reporting to the International Business Unit Director, managing a team of 10 people and overlaying the network of 10 Brand Champions in key Nestlè Waters affiliates (US, Canada, France, Germany, UK, Switzerland, Japan). Direct responsibility on international business (approx. 500 mio E), overlay on the worldwide development of S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna through strategic marketing leadership and active end-to-end EBIT management across the value chain. During this experience I developed key competences in Luxury Brand approach and to HoReCa / Out of Home channels. In 2006/2007 we led the business to grow double-digit both in turnover (+14%) and EBIT (+120bp). In 2008, in a very challenging economic environment, we successfully defended top and bottom lines ensuring a healthy 14% EBIT level.

International Business Development Manager

Galbani – Danone

Product Manager


He joined the company as sales representative & modern trade merchandiser for the central Italy region, then he moved to trade marketing as junior manager for New & Strategic Businesses. Member of pan-european team to co-ordinate the local implementations of new launches.


Master, Economics

Università Bocconi di Milano

Activities and societies: RCS Corriere della SeraActivities and societies: RCS Corriere della Sera
UNIVERSITA’ COMMERCIALE L. BOCCONI – Milan – Graduate in Business Administration. Rating 108/110. Final essay: “Competitive policies in newspaper industry. Case history Corriere della Sera”. Tutors: Proff. S. Podestà and A. Farinet.