Franz Humer

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Franz Humer
Born Franz Bernhard Humer
(1946-07-01) 1 July 1946 (age 69)
Nationality Swiss-Austrian
Occupation Businessman
Years active 1967–present
Title Chairman of Roche and Diageo plc
Term 2008–present
Predecessor James Blyth
Successor Incumbent
Board member of Roche, Diageo, Citigroup, International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC; Chairman)

Franz Bernhard Humer (born 1 July 1946)[1] is a Swiss-Austrian businessman.

Business career[edit]

Humer is currently chairman of Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche[2] and Chairman of Diageo plc, a British multinational alcoholic beverages company, the world's largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer and wine.

Humer was chairman of Reed Elsevier from July 2008 to September 2010, when he was succeeded by Anthony Habgood.[3]


Franz Humer, Chairman, (top row, second from end on far right) with the Board of Directors of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children

Humer is Chairman of the Board of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children, a global nonprofit organization that combats child sexual exploitation, child pornography, and child abduction.[4][5]

Humer is also chairman of the board of directors at INSEAD.


  1. ^ "Franz Humer search". Dellam. Retrieved 3 November 2012. 
  2. ^ Franz Humer in: Roche, 13 August 2013
  3. ^ "Franz Humer profile". Forbes. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "ICMEC Board Members". 
  5. ^ "Schutz, Hilfe, Prävention: Eine Stimme für missbrauchte Kinder". Neue Zürcher Zeitung. 6 January 2014.