Some analysts say Nestle CFO Paul Polman, a Procter & Gamble Co. veteran, may be in line to take over as CEO when current Chairman and CEO Peter Brabeck relinquishes that role. Polman's success in dealing with discount retailers while at P&G could bode well for his chances given Nestle's own struggles with the format. "If he makes huge strides then Brabeck will be encouraged to say in 2007 he can step down. The crown at Nestle is Polman's for the taking," said Jon Cox, a Kepler Equities analyst.
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