Vice President for Finance and IT & Chief Financial Officer, North America
Noel Kearins has been Vice President, Finance and IT, and CFO for Galderma North America since July of 2017.
A commercially focused, collaborative finance professional, Noel brings strong leadership, team development capabilities and a keen ability to manage risk in rapidly changing business environments to the North America team.
A native of Ireland, Noel joined Nestlé Ireland in 1985 in Finance and Costing and progressed through finance roles, culminating in his appointment as Financial Controller in 1994. In 1999, he left Ireland to join the Nestlé Pension Group as Pension Fund Advisor in Switzerland. He was then appointed to the Nestlé Acquisitions and Business Development team in July 2000 where he enjoyed six successful years. In Jan 2007, having led the acquisition of Novartis Healthcare Nutrition business, Noel moved to the integration planning team, integrating the acquired business with Nestlé’s pre-exiting healthcare business. From July 2007 to Nov 2013, Noel was CFO of Healthcare Nutrition for Nestlé Health Science, where he served as a member of the Healthcare Global Leadership Team providing financial, strategic and operational expertise.
With the creation of Nestlé Skin Health in late 2013, Noel served as Head of Finance and Supply Chain Lead for EMEA, during which time he was an integral part of supporting our ongoing evolution from a single business in prescription to a fully functioning, three business unit structure while strengthening the financial governance of the region.