100 Inspirational Alumni, Business Beyond Usual

John Harris | "Inspirational 100" Alumnus

 

John J. Harris, MBA 1974

John HarrisMr. Harris has worked for the Nestlé Company for over ten years, first as a Senior Vice President with the Worldwide Petcare Strategic Business Unit, based in Switzerland. He was then named President of the Friskies Petcare Company, and later went on to become the CEO of Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, receiving the added responsibility of Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Today, Mr. Harris is an Executive Vice President with Nestlé S.A. and the Chairman and CEO of Nestlé Waters. Before joining Nestlé, Mr. Harris held various positions with the Carnation Company in Los Angeles. He serves as the Chairman of the Pet Food Institute's Board of Directors. Mr. Harris received his B.A. from California State University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles Graduate School of Business in 1974.