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Niels Christiansen
Chairman , Christiansen Corporate Advisors , corporate


Dividing my time between the US and Switzerland, I serve a select number of corporate clients on Corporate Governance, particularly regarding the function of Boards of Directors and senior management, in imbedding a Creating Shared Value approach into corporate strategy, governance, and operations. While serving as Global Vice President of Public Affairs at Nestlé, I coined the term Creating Shared Value to describe Nestlé's traditional approach to doing business. Working directly with the Nestlé Chairman and CEO, I led the design and implementation of the Nestle CSV model , launched in 2009, which remains fundamentally the same today. After 19 years at Nestlé, I continue to write about the responsibilities of Boards of Directors and senior management in Corporate Governance and Creating Shared Value, and do consulting on a selective basis with companies in this area. You may contact me at


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