Nelson Switzer

Formerly with Loop Industries and Nestlé Waters

Nelson Switzer joined Loop Industries in 2018 as Chief Growth Officer and was responsible for the company’s growth and commercialization strategy. In his role, Nelson oversaw the company’s approach to growth through customer engagement, sales, marketing, corporate affairs, stakeholder engagement and feedstock management. He reported to the company’s Chief Executive Officer and was a member of the Executive Team.

Nelson brings nearly 20 years of experience working in the public and private sectors at both the local and international level, specializing in sustainable development, business management and stakeholder engagement. Before joining Loop, Nelson was Chief Sustainability Officer of Nestlé Waters North America and the Sustainability Leader for Nestlé in the United States where his technical and business expertise coupled with his approach to relationship management supported one of the company’s most important areas of focus – securing and maintaining social license to grow. Prior to that, Nelson was Director and Leader of Sustainable Business Solutions at PwC where he designed and led a premium sustainability and stakeholder engagement management advisory practice across a wide range of industries. Nelson also has served as Head of Corporate Responsibility at Centrica plc NA, Senior Manager of Environmental Affairs at the Royal Bank of Canada and has held adjunct positions and executive in residence status at leading universities including the University of Waterloo and Ivey School of Business.

Nelson holds a Master of Engineering from the University of Toronto, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of New Brunswick. He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.