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RB announces the appointment of Filippo Catalano as Chief Information and Digitisation Officer

21 October 2020 – RB today announces the appointment of Filippo Catalano, effective 1 April 2021, as Chief Information and Digitisation Officer, and member of the Company’s Executive Committee. Filippo will be responsible for driving RB’s information technology and digitisation transformation in support of RB’s sustainable growth strategic priorities.

Filippo has extensive leadership experience in defining and shaping the IT, Digital Portfolios and Technology enabled new business models across leading consumer goods organisations, most recently as SVP Chief Information Officer of Nestlé S.A where, as the leader of the entire IT function for the company globally, he led the modernisation of technology platforms, data processes, digital capabilities and tech skills. 

He previously worked at Procter and Gamble (P&G) across geographies, categories and IT disciplines, leading the Digital Transformation in key brands and corporate initiatives.

Laxman Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer, commented:

“I am pleased to be able to welcome Filippo to RB. Building and maintaining a competitive, leading edge IT and Digital capabilities are key to being successful and agile. Developments over the last decade and now - whether it's the growth of e-Commerce, the power of data analytics, social media pervasiveness or more recently the need to remain connected virtually - all further highlight that the IT and Digital Function is the backbone and engine of growth of RB. Additionally, technology underpins our ability to create new businesses and new business models for our increasingly digital consumer.”