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Executive Committee

RB’s international management make their mark by pushing boundaries, being progressive
and bold thinkers, and being driven to outperform wherever they focus.

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Rakesh Kapoor

Rakesh Kapoor

CEO
Nationality: Indian

Joined Reckitt & Colman in 1987, serving in various roles including Regional Sales Manager, North India, General Manager, Indian Southern Region and Regional Marketing Director, South Asia. In 1999, he was appointed Global Category Director, Pest Control. Following the merger, he assumed the role of, Senior Vice President, Home Care. He was appointed SVP, Regional Director, Northern Europe in 2001 and in July 2006, he was promoted to EVP, Category Development. Rakesh became CEO in September 2011

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Heather Allen

Heather Allen

Executive Vice President, Category Development
Nationality: Canadian

Heather joined in 1996 from Procter & Gamble. She undertook a number of senior marketing roles in Eastern Europe, before becoming Marketing Director USA in 1999. She was appointed General Manager Canada in 2003 and joined the global head office in the UK in 2006 as Global Category Officer germ protection, surface and personal care. She was appointed to her current role in May 2011.

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Amedeo Fasano

Amedeo Fasano

Executive Vice President, Supply
Nationality: Italian

Amedeo joined in 1997 as Supply Director Italy. After the Reckitt & Colman and Benckiser merger, he was appointed Manufacturing Director for Central, South Western and Southern Europe Regions. In 2002 he became Regional Supply Director North America and in 2003 SVP Supply Australia and New Zealand. In 2007 he took over the role of SVP Supply Developing Markets and in March 2009 Amedeo was appointed as EVP Supply. He previously worked for Pirelli Tyres in multiple supply roles.

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Roberto Funari

Roberto Funari

Executive Vice President, LAPAC
Nationality: Brazilian

Roberto rejoined RB in February 2013 following two years at Imperial Tobacco where he was Group Marketing Director and Executive Committee member. In his prior 12-year career with RB, Roberto rose rapidly through the organisation, holding increasingly senior marketing and general management roles in both emerging and developed markets, including Brazil, Netherlands, South Africa and Central Europe. His last role was as global category officer for fabric and home care.

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Rob de Groot

Rob de Groot

Area Executive Vice President, ENA
Nationality: Dutch

Rob joined RB in 1988. After international roles in marketing and sales he became General Manager The Netherlands, then SVP, Regional Director Eastern Europe and was appointed Global Category Officer, surface and dish before being appointed EVP North America & Australia. Rob is now responsible for North America, Central Europe, Northern Europe, Southern Europe and Western Europe and headquartered in Amsterdam.As part of RB's new strategy for continued outperformance, in January 2012 Rob became EVP of the newly created ENA area.

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Adrian Hennah

Adrian Hennah

Chief Financial Officer
Nationality: British

Adrian joined the Company in January 2013 as Chief Financial Officer Designate, and was appointed as CFO in February 2013. He joined the Company following six years at Smith & Nephew plc, as CFO. Previously he was CFO for four years at Invensys, the international engineering company. Adrian also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, holding a number of senior management and financial roles. He has previously worked at PwC (then Price Waterhouse) for four years in both audit and consultancy, and also for Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank.
He is a Non-Executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV.

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Gareth Hill

Gareth Hill

Senior Vice President, Information Services
Nationality: British/South African

Gareth joined RB in 2006. He was previously Information Systems Director at Arcadia Group Ltd. Prior to Arcadia, Gareth was at IBM UK Ltd, Rex Trueform Clothing Ltd in South Africa and Arthur Andersen. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

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Frederic Larmuseau

Frederic Larmuseau

Area Executive Vice President, RUMEA
Nationality: Belgian

Frederic Larmuseau joined the company in 2001 as Marketing Director for Malaysia-Singapore. In 2003, he was promoted to Regional Marketing Director for East Asia and in 2005 became Global Category Director for Vanish. He was appointed General Manager for Brazil in February 2008 and in October 2009, Frederic was promoted to SVP, Regional Director, Latin America.

In January 2012, Frederic was appointed to the position of SVP, Regional Director, North America.
He took up his current role in June 2013. Before joining RB, Frederic worked for Procter & Gamble.

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Simon Nash

Simon Nash

Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Nationality: British

Simon joined RB in 2009 from Novartis Consumer Health, where he was Global Head of Human Resources, based in Switzerland. Simon started his international career with Procter & Gamble in detergent manufacturing, before moving into HR with Mars Confectionery in Slough. He moved to New York in 1993 with Kraft Foods International and then on to Chicago as HR Head of the office products subsidiary of Fortune Brands Inc.

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  • Lysol
  • Mucinex
  • Frenchs
  • Airwick
  • Nurofen
  • Vanish
  • Durex
  • Clearasil
  • Dettol
  • Cillet Bang
  • Strepsils
  • Scholl
  • Gaviscon
  • Mortein
  • Woolite
  • Veet
  • harpic
  • Calgon
  • Finish