RB announces changes to executive team

17 January, 2020 – Reckitt Benckiser Group plc, (“RB”) today announces a series of management changes which will focus on delivering performance and the next phase of transformation for the company. 

After 27 years with the company, Gurveen Singh, Chief Human Resources Officer, has decided to retire. 

Ranjay Radhakrishnan will join RB as Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the company’s executive committee with effect from 1st March 2020. Ranjay is currently Chief Human Resources Officer at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG plc). Prior to IHG, Ranjay spent 23 years at Unilever, in a range of senior leadership roles at global, regional and country levels. 

Mike Duijser, Chief Supply Officer, has decided to leave RB to return to the US for personal reasons. A successor will be appointed in due course and Frederick Dutrenit, SVP Manufacturing Health, will be covering this role in the interim. 

Group CEO Laxman Narasimhan said about the changes: “Gurveen has made a significant contribution to RB during her long and distinguished career with the company and I wish her all the very best for the future. Under her leadership, the HR function has flourished and delivers sustained positive impact to the business. I would also like to thank Mike for his contribution to RB and wish him success for his future endeavours.” 

Laxman added: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Ranjay as Gurveen’s successor. This announcement follows the appointment of Jeff Carr, Harold van den Broek and Kris Licht to the executive team and I look forward to working with this exceptional group of leaders as we continue to drive performance to transform the business.”