RB announces the appointment of Volker Kuhn as Chief Transformation Officer

1 July 2020– Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (“RB”) today announces the appointment of Volker Kuhn, effective 1 August, as Chief Transformation Officer, and member of the Company’s Executive Committee.  Volker will be responsible for driving productivity, new business solutions, strategy and further growth opportunities.  

Volker brings over 30 years of diverse professional experience including 26 successful years with P&G, where most recently he was the VP Fabric Care, Europe and Global Platform lead for single dose detergents. Over his long tenure, he has held several senior International brand marketing and business development roles in Fabric/Home Care, Baby Care, Foods & Beverages, and Healthcare categories.  Importantly, he was also the Interim CEO during the transition of Duracell from P&G to Berkshire Hathaway in 2014-15. 

Volker started his career in finance at Deutsche Bank and subsequently moved to Gockel, Paul & Partners as a financial advisor before joining P&G.  He serves as Vice Chairman and a Non-Executive Board member of FROSTA AG, a leading European frozen food company.   

Laxman Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer, commented: “I am pleased to be able to welcome Volker to RB. The Transformation function played a pivotal role in helping us design, launch and implement our new business strategy in February 2020. Over the last few months, the team has also supported our ability to strategically respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and will be key to enabling us to adapt and adjust our business strategy in light of the myriad of new opportunities positioning RB for sustainable growth.’