Ravi Pillay

Corporate Communications & Public Affairs Director, Nestle SA

Ravi Pillay is the Corporate Affairs Director for Nestlé Southern Africa; a role he has held from 2010. He also held various roles in commercial operations including a stint as Public Affairs Manager for the “Good Food Good Life” Swiss company for about 7 years. In his current role, Ravi also serves on:

  • The board of Foodbank South Africa
  • The Consumer Goods and Services Ombud board
  • The Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN), chaired by the Minister of Water Affairs and Sanitation
  • Business Leadership South Africa as a council member
  • Consumer Goods Council of South Africa as Public Affairs Committee member.

He is a spokesperson for business matters, water, nutrition, and rural development, and a committed and multi-faceted professional who holds MBA (USA), BPaed (UKZN), and BCom degrees (UKZN).

Previously, Ravi held commercial positions at Robertsons Spices (Unilever), Ithala, Eskom, and he served as the Commercial Attaché in the first democratic government representing South Africa in Switzerland. Since joining Nestlé in 2005, Ravi has nurtured his passion for Creating Shared Value and inspiring collective shared action that can have an ongoing positive impact on local communities wherever the company operates.

Ravi Pillay