Nestle nominates three board directors to help advance strategy

(Reuters) - Nestle <NESN.S> proposed three new independent directors to its board on Thursday, as the world's largest food company seeks to accelerate its transformation into a health-conscious company.

Pablo Isla, chief executive of Zara-owner Inditex <ITX.MC>, Adidas <ADSGn.DE> CEO Kasper Rorsted and Kimberly Ross, former chief financial officer of Baker Hughes <BHGE.N> will stand for election at Nestle's next annual general meeting in April.

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"As Nestle advances its Nutrition, Health and Wellness strategy for accelerated growth in targeted consumer products categories and for sustainable shareholder value creation, each of these nominees brings a unique depth of experience and expertise that will be directly relevant to Nestlé," said Chairman Paul Bulcke in a statement.

Three current directors - Andreas Koopmann, Steven Hoch and Naina Lal Kidwai - will retire at the AGM.

(This version of the story was refiled to fix Reuters Instrument Code on Inditex)

(Reporting by Martinne Geller; Editing by Adrian Croft)

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