Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Charlie Broll is the long-serving Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA). He joined in August 2010 and is a member of the Executive Team and a member of the NWNA Board of Directors.
Charlie is responsible for leading the continued development and evolution of the company's legal, compliance and regulatory strategy, focused on the intersection of law, government and business. He has a wealth of international experience encompassing a broad range of legal and non-legal disciplines, including at times managing the company’s strategy in areas including safety, security, real estate and facilities, executive compensation and benefits, regulatory and government relations.
Outside NWNA, Charlie has served and/or continues to serve on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards of directors and advisory boards across the United States, including the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, International Bottled Water Association, Stamford Police Foundation, Financial Engines, A to Z Wineworks and (California) Wine Institute.
Prior to joining NWNA, Charlie was an in-house counsel at Diageo plc, where he held a number of roles looking after legal matters across Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the United States, as well as M&A and global securities filings. Before Diageo, Charlie was a corporate, M&A and finance attorney with Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP (previously Hunton & Williams LLP) in New York, Hong Kong, and Bangkok, representing companies such as PepsiCo, Kraft and Brink’s. Prior to attending law school, Charlie worked in Washington, D.C. for three years as a legislative aide to then-U.S. Senator Joe Biden.
Charlie holds a B.A. from Washington & Lee University and a J.D. from Duke University, and is a member of the bars of New York, Connecticut, the U.S. Supreme Court and previously was a registered foreign lawyer in Hong Kong.