Investors The Board of Directors

Investors
Chris Sinclair, Chairman

Rakesh Kapoor, CEO

Experience and length of tenure

Joined the Board in September 2011 following his appointment as CEO of the Company. Rakesh joined RB in 1987 and served in various regional and central marketing roles. He was appointed EVP Category Development in 2006 with responsibility for global category management, R&D, media, market research and strategic alliances. 

Rakesh has an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and a Chemical Engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Member of the Nomination Committee

Chris Sinclair, Chairman

 

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as Non-Executive Director in February 2015 and Non-Executive Chairman in May 2018.

Chris is the former Chairman and CEO of Mattel, Inc. Previously, he served as CEO for several private-equity backed companies, including Caribiner International and Quality Food Centers (now part of The Kroger Co.).

Earlier in his career, he held various senior management positions with PepsiCo, including Chairman and CEO of Pepsi-Cola Co. (worldwide beverages), and CEO of PepsiCo Foods and Beverages International.

He is a former director of Foot Locker, Inc., Mattel, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc., and Perdue Farms, Inc.

Chris is a graduate of the University of Kansas and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Current external appointments

None.

Chair of the Nomination Committee

Member of the Remuneration Committee and CRSEC Committee

Nicandro Durante

Experience and length of tenure

Joined the Board of RB in December 2013. Following a career working in finance in Brazil, Nicandro joined British American Tobacco plc (‘BAT’) in 1981. He has had an extensive career with BAT working in the UK, Hong Kong and Brazil, including holding the positions of Regional Director for Africa and Middle East and COO before being appointed to his current role of CEO. Nicandro holds degrees in finance, economics and business administration from PUC, Sao Paulo.

Current external appointments 

Chief Executive Officer of BAT since March 2011

Member of Remuneration Committee,

Member of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics Committee

Mary Harris

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as Non- Executive Director in February 2015. Mary was formerly a Partner at McKinsey & Company, with a particular focus on consumer and retail businesses in China, South East Asia, and Europe. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford (MA Politics, Philosophy and Economics) and Harvard Business School.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of ITV plc. Member of Supervisory Board of Unibail-Rodamco SE.

Chair of the Remuneration Committee and Member of the Nomination Committee

Adrian Hennah, CFO

Experience and length of tenure

Joined RB in January 2013 and was appointed CFO in February 2013. Prior to joining RB, Adrian spent six years at Smith & Nephew plc as CFO and four years as CFO at Invensys plc. Adrian also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, holding a number of senior management and financial roles. His earlier career was with PwC (then Price Waterhouse) in both audit and consultancy, and Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank.  

Adrian has a degree in law from Cambridge University and is a Sloan Fellow of the London Business School.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of RELX Group plc and RELX NV. 

Pam Kirby

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2015. Pam served as Chairman of Scynexis Inc until June 2015. She was formerly CEO of Quintiles Transnational Corporation and held senior positions at AstraZeneca PLC and Hoffman-La Roche.

Pam is a graduate of the University of London (BSc, Pharmacology and PhD, Clinical Pharmacology).

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of DCC plc, Victrex plc and Hikma Pharmaceuticals.

Chair of Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability and Ethics Committee

Member of Audit Committee

Member of the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel N.V.

André Lacroix

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed a Non-Executive Director of RB in October 2008. André became the Senior Independent Director in June 2013. He was CEO of Inchcape plc from 2006 until March 2015. He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Euro Disney S.C.A., President of Burger King International, previously part of Diageo, and also held positions at Colgate, PepsiCo and Ernst & Young LLP. 

He is a graduate of ESCP Europe.

Current external appointments

Chief Executive Officer of Intertek Group plc.

Chair of Audit Committee and member of Nomination Committee

Warren Tucker

Experience and length of tenure

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in February 2010. Warren was an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Cobham plc from 2003 to 2013. Previously he was Non-Executive Chairman at Paypoint plc, and has held senior finance positions at Cable & Wireless plc and British Airways plc.

Warren is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from INSEAD.

Current external appointments

Non-Executive Director of Thomas Cook Group PLC, Survitec Limited and the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

Member of Audit Committee

Investor enquirers: 

Richard Joyce

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IR@rb.com

Shareholder enquirers: 

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Company Secretary:

Rupert Bondy

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