President & Business Executive Officer (BEO), Nestlé Waters Canada
2018 - present
Adam Graves joined Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA) in August 2018 as President & Business Executive Officer (BEO) for Nestlé Waters Canada. He is responsible for the overall operations of the business, including: revenue, profit, market share, environmental stewardship and sustainability, product quality and customer satisfaction, and serves on the Executive Management Team of Nestlé Waters North America, reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer.
Adam’s career has spanned more than a decade within the Nestlé family of companies in diverse leadership roles across the Americas and in Europe. In his previous role as General Manager & BEO for Nestlé Purina PetCare Colombia and Ecuador, Adam and his team delivered year-on-year profitable growth and consolidated the business’ leadership position in a highly competitive and fast-growing market.
Prior to that, from 2012 to 2015, Adam was Group Business Manager of Zone Americas, based in Nestlé’s global headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, where he supported the strategic planning and capital investments processes for the North American Food & Beverage Markets as well as the PetCare businesses across the Americas.
From 2007 to 2012, Adam held positions of increasing responsibility in Sales and Marketing within Nestlé USA. First within the Hispanic Beverage portfolio team in Glendale, California, and thereafter as Marketing Manager, LEAN CUISINE® within Nestlé USA’s Prepared Foods Division in Solon, Ohio.
Adam obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Samford University in Alabama and an MBA in International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona.