Board of Directors
Ravichandra K. Saligram
Mr. Saligram, 58, was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and director of the board of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in July 2014. Before that, Mr. Saligram was CEO, President and a member of the board of directors of OfficeMax Incorporated, a company engaged in business-to-business and retail office products distribution, where he had been employed since November 2010. From 2003 through November 2010, he served in executive management positions with ARAMARK Corporation, a global food services company, including Executive Vice President, President, ARAMARK International, Chief Globalization Officer, and Senior Vice President of ARAMARK Corporation. From 1994 through 2002, Mr. Saligram served in various capacities for the InterContinental Hotels Group, a global hospitality company, including as President of Brands & Franchise, North America, Chief Marketing Officer & Managing Director, Global Strategy, President, International and President, Asia Pacific. Earlier in his career, Mr. Saligram held various general and brand management positions with S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. in the United States and overseas. Mr. Saligram is a trustee of the Eisenhower fellowships. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2006 and is a member of the Compensation & Organization Committee
Mr. Saligram’s extensive experience building businesses and brands in the office products distribution, consumer packaged goods, hospitality and consumer and managed services industries, including principal executive responsibility over a company with annual sales in excess of $7 billion and leadership over operational teams in a large number of countries, enables him to provide the Board of Directors with a valuable global perspective on governance and control matters, as well as on strategic planning and risk assessment.