Flávio de Souza

Vice President, Legal & Compliance at Nestlé Brazil

He holds a law degree from the Law School of the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, with complementary and graduate studies in the field of Law, including Counseling in the American Legal System and Structuring of International Joint Ventures from the University of California (Davis and Berkeley).
He currently serves as Vice President of Legal & Compliance, Institutional Affairs & Government Relations at Nestlé Brazil, member of the Executive Board and ManCom - Nestlé in the Market and its affiliates: CPW (Cereal Partners Worldwide), Nestlé Infant Nutrition, Nestlé Purina PetCare, Nestlé Professional, HealthCare Nutrition, Nespresso, Nestlé Business Services, and Chocolates Garoto S/A.
In the company since 1985, his professional experience includes stints as:
- Regional Legal Director for Latin America linked to Nestec (Vevey, Switzerland) based in Mexico City;
- Legal Director for the Plata Region (Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay), based at Nestlé Argentina S.A. (Buenos Aires);
- Senior Counsel for Latin America, based at Nestec S.A. (Vevey, Switzerland).
He is also Chairman of the Steering Committee of ABIA - Associação Brasileira das Indústrias de Alimentação (Brazilian Food Industry Association) and member of the Board of CEDES - Centro de Estudos Avançados, ABIMAPI, and COSAG.
Fluent in Portuguese (native), English, French, and Spanish.