Robert Weltevreden has been Head of Novartis Business Services (NBS) since June 1, 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Novartis.
Mr. Weltevreden previously worked at Syngenta AG as head of its business services organization. He joined Syngenta in 2003 and has held other leadership positions, including head of business process management; head of finance services; and chief financial officer (CFO) of the Asia-Pacific region for Syngenta Crop Protection AG. Prior to Syngenta, Mr. Weltevreden worked at Newell Rubbermaid Inc. as vice president/controller of Rubbermaid Europe and as CFO of the Germany, Benelux and Scandinavia markets. He started his career as a corporate business analyst at Curver and later became CFO of the Iberia region.
Mr. Weltevreden holds a master’s degree in international finance, economics and business administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He also holds a Master of Business Administration in financial management from Vlerick Business School in Ghent, Belgium.