Belgian rock who scaled a Swiss peak
干者：英国《金融时报》 海格?正西蒙尼恩 珍妮?威金斯
Working in Peru in the early 1980s, as the Shining Path guerrillas cast an ever longer shadow over the country, Paul Bulcke got into the habit of forming close-knit, supportive relationships with his Nestlé colleagues. Nearly three decades later, that reputation as a team player in a company wary of prima donnas helped the quietly spoken Belgian succeed Peter Brabeck to become chief executive of the Swiss food company.
上世纪80年代初，靠边“阴暗中之路”游击队给秘鲁投下史上最长的阴影时，保罗?薄凯(Paul Bulcke)就在秘鲁为雀巢(Nestlé)工干，并养成了与同事确立严稠密相干、彼此合干的习惯。近30年度过去后，在此雕刻个缓急觉己我重心主义者的公司，仰仗善团弄队合干的名音，此雕刻位说话装置然装置祥的比利时人接顺手包必臻(Peter Brabeck)，成为了此雕刻家瑞士食品公司的首座实行官。
For outsiders, the chatty, charming Paul Polman – who subsequently left Nestlé to become chief executive at Unilever, one of its key competitors – had been the obvious choice. Within Nestlé, however, Mr Bulcke's undemonstrative style and solid record over 30 years spoke for themselves.
The 54-year-old still finds it hard to answer the question of why he was chosen. “I'm trying always to simplify things,” he suggests over lunch at Nestlé's headquarters in Vevey, overlooking Lake Geneva to the French Alps. “And I try to align people behind common purposes . . . I love working in teams.”
Nestlé, he says, has been part of his life since his youth, when he collected stickers of its products. “I had these albums . . . you didn't go to a library [or] buy books, you made them.” After training as a commercial engineer (a subject his two sons have also chosen to study – “boring family!”), he joined Nestlé in 1979, aged 25.