Christian Walter was born in Frankfurt (Germany). He graduated in Business Economics at the University of Paris Sorbonne I in 1977.
Walter is the Managing Director of Ferrero UK & Ireland, with annual sales of £200m. The Ferrero Group is one of the leaders worldwide in the Confectionery Industry with annual sales of $7bn and a workforce of over 20 000 people.
The main Brands are Kinder, Nutella, Ferrero Rocher and Tic Tac.
Christian Walter has held General Manager positions in the food industry in France, Austria and Luxembourg since 1980, working for multinationals like Bahlsen, Nabisco, Danone and Diageo.
In his career he developed and launched today well-known food brands and conducted various projects of change management and industrial restructuring.
In 1994 he has been appointed Chevalier de l’Ordre National pour le Mérite Agricole in France.
He is married and has two children.