European Commission
Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union
TOBE 2014 – 3rd BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

BioEconomy Stakeholders' Conference

"From sectors to system, from concept to reality"

Jörg Spieldenner

Jörg Spieldenner
Department Head Public Health Nutrition, Nestlé Research Center, Lausanne, Switzerland

Education Studies

  • Doctorate in Medicine (PhD, MD), University of Saarland, Germany
  • Master in Sports Science (MSc), University of Saarland, Germany


Continuing education

  • Master in health economics and management (MAS), University of Lausanne, Switzerland


Professional experience

  • Global Head of Health Economics and Epidemiology, Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Vevey, Switzerland
  • Head of directorate “National Prevention Programmes” in the Federal Office for Public Health, Bern, Switzerland, Delegate to UNDCP and WHO
  • Professor in Health and Social Sciences at the University for Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland, Sion, Switzerland
  • Executive Director of the NGO “International Council on Alcohol and Addictions (ICAA)”, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Delegate and adviser to the Minister of Health and Social affairs in Saxony -Anhalt, Magdeburg, Germany
  • Project leader and adviser for the European Commission for the EU accession strategy of Central and Eastern Europe, Brussels, Belgium ; Barcelona, Spain and Riga, Latvia
  • Physician


Major achievements

  • Development of Swiss National Strategies on: Nutrition, Physical activity, Alcohol, Tobacco and drugs.
  • Development and Implementation of the European Union Strategy on drugs in Central & Eastern Europe



Nestlé and the bio economy
Jörg Spieldenner
The link between the environment and nutrition is rarely discussed and debated.
Yet, public and private stakeholder across the globe, including Nestlé, must face
the challenge of nourishing 9.1 billion people by 2050. This short talk will
highlight how challenges of the environment and nutrition are interlinked. It will
provide practical examples of what Nestlé is doing within its commitment of
creating shared value, to be a driver of nutrition, health and wellness and