Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Bauer started his career as a university professor in chemical engineering at the Technical University in Hamburg, Germany. After serving as the Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Food Technology & Packaging and as Professor in Food Bioprocessing Technology at the Technical University of Munich from 1985 to 1990, he joined Nestlé as Head of Nestlé Research worldwide in 1990. After commercially heading Nestlé South and East Africa, he joined general management as Executive Vice President in 2002, responsible for Technical, Production, Environment, and R&D. In 2007 he became Chief Technology Officer and Head of Innovation, Technology, Research and Development, a post from which he retired in September 2013. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Bauer holds mandates in companies that are quoted on an official stock exchange and in companies that are non-quoted. He received a diploma and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Werner Bauer was born in 1950 and is German and Swiss.