Ravichandra  Saligram

Ravichandra K. Saligram

President and Chief Executive Officer, Newell Brands, Director since 2006

Mr. Saligram has been the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Newell Brands, a leading global consumer goods company, since October 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Saligram was the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated, the world’s largest industrial equipment auctioneer, since July 2014. From November 2010 through November 2013, he served as the Chief Executive Officer, President, and a member of the board of directors of OfficeMax Incorporated, a company engaged in business-to-business and retail office products distribution. From 2003 through November 2010, he served in various executive management positions with ARAMARK Corporation, a global food services company, including Executive Vice President, President, ARAMARK International, and 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 was a member of the board of directors of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated from July 2014 to October 2019.

Mr. Saligram’s extensive experience building businesses and brands in the industrial products, office products distribution, consumer packaged goods, hospitality, and consumer and managed services industries and leadership over operational teams in a large number of countries, enable him to provide our Board of Directors with a valuable global perspective on governance and control matters, as well as on strategic planning and risk assessment.