Executive Committee

About us

Rakesh Kapoor, CEO

Rakesh joined RB in 1987 and served in various regional and central marketing roles. Following the merger of Reckitt & Colman and Benckiser, 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 with responsibility for global category management, R&D, media, market research and strategic alliances.

Rakesh became CEO in September 2011.

Amedeo Fasano – EVP, Supply

Joined in 1997 as Supply Director Italy. After the Reckitt & Colman and Benckiser merger, Amedeo 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 North America, 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 various supply roles.

Roberto Funari – EVP, Category Development Organization

Rejoined RB in February 2013 as EVP Latin America, Asia Pacific 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 organization, holding increasingly senior marketing and general management roles in both emerging and developed markets, including Brazil, Netherlands, South Africa, Central Europe and Global Category Officer Fabric and Home Care. He was appointed EVP Category Development Organization in January 2015.

Rob de Groot - Area EVP, ENA

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, Europe, Russia, CIS and ANZ and is 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.

Adrian Hennah – Chief Financial Officer

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.

Frederic Larmuseau – Area EVP, Developing Markets

Joined the Company in 2001 as Marketing Director for Malaysia-Singapore. In 2003, Frederic 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 2012, Frederic was appointed to the position of SVP, Regional Director, North America.

He was appointed as EVP, RUMEA in June 2013 before taking up his current role in January 2015. Before joining RB, Frederic worked for Procter & Gamble.

ADITYA SEHGAL - EVP, INFANT AND CHILD NUTRITION

Joined RB in 1994 as a management trainee in the Indian business. He had various roles in sales and marketing in the Indian business before moving to manage global brands in 2005. In 2008, he moved to China as Marketing Director and had positions of increasing responsibility including GM China and SVP, Regional Director North Asia before taking up the role of SVP, Global Category Officer, Healthcare in 2015. In 2017 he moved briefly to head the North America business as SVP, Regional Director North America. On announcement of the acquisition of the Mead Johnson company, Aditya was appointed EVP, Infant and Child Nutrition, in Feb 2017 leading the Mead Johnson division globally.

Darrell Stein – SVP, Information Services

Joined RB in September 2014 from Marks & Spencer plc, the UK- headquartered international clothes and food retailer. Darrell was responsible for the development of Marks & Spencer’s global online platform. Importantly, Darrell also has experience of successfully delivering global ERP and supply chain systems, including SAP.

Prior to this, Darrell spent five years with Vodafone in a number of increasingly senior roles culminating as global director information technology, strategy and planning. He also spent five years with Ernst & Young as a program manager and two years with Mars Inc. as business systems manager.

Deb Yates – SVP, Global Human Resources

Joined RB in 2004 in the Australian business. Since then, Deb has worked in the US, UK and Netherlands.  She was appointed Global Human Resources Director (‘HRD’) Finance and IS in 2009, Regional HRD ANZ in 2011, Regional HRD North America in 2012 and Area HRD Europe and North America in 2013.

In December 2014 Deb was appointed SVP of HR. Before joining RB, Deb worked in a variety of industries in HR in Australia including News Limited, George Weston Foods Limited and Qantas Airways Limited.