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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc

Sector: Soap And Other Detergents Except Specialty Cleaners Region: United Kingdom


: | London Stock Exchange: RB | OTC Markets: RBGPF | OTC Markets: RBGLY | Frankfurt Stock Exchange: 3RB


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Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc manufactures and markets branded products in the health, hygiene and home sectors. It sells a comprehensive range of products through over 60 operating companies into nearly 200 countries. The company's brands include air fresheners, household cleaners, laundry products, furniture polishes and dishwashing detergents. It also makes over-the-counter pharmaceuticals such as analgesics, antiseptics, flu remedies, and gastrointestinal medications and offers products for hair removal, denture cleaning and pest control. The company's business is structured through a matrix of three geographical segments: Europe and North America (ENA); Latin America, North Asia, South East Asia and Australia and New Zealand (LAPAC); and Russia and CIS, Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa (RUMEA). These segments consist of a centralized category development, global sales, supply and support functions such as finance, human resources and information services. The group also has two non core businesses: RB Pharmaceuticals and Food. The central category development function is responsible for strategies, brand equity programmes and best practices, and new product development (including research and development and consumer and market research), for implementation by the geographical segments. The supply function is responsible for all procurement, production and logistics globally, and is directly responsible for the operation of the company's production facilities worldwide. Information services function is responsible for the company's global systems infrastructure and global systems, including enterprise resource planning systems. The RB Pharmaceuticals business is responsible for the development of the Subutex and Suboxone prescription drug business. The Food business owns a largely North American food business, the principal brands of French's Mustard and Frank's Red Hot Sauce. The company was founded in December 1999 and is headquartered in Slough, the United Kingdom.

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Executives

Rakesh Kapoor, CEO
Joined Reckitt & Colman in 1987, serving in various roles including Regional Sales Manager, North India, General Manager, Indian Southern Region and Regional Marketing Director, South Asia. In 1999, he was appointed Global Category Director, Pest Control. Following the merger, 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. Rakesh has the responsibility of global category management, research and development, media, market research. and strategic alliances. Rakesh became CEO in September 2011
Adrian Hennah, Chief Financial Officer
Adrian joined the Company in January 2013 as Chief Financial Officer Designate, and was appointed as CFO in February 2013. He joined the Company following six years at Smith & Nephew plc, as CFO. Previously he was CFO for four years at Invensys, the international engineering company. Adrian also spent 18 years at GlaxoSmithKline plc, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, holding a number of senior management and financial roles. He has previously worked at PwC (then Price Waterhouse) for four years in both audit and consultancy, and also for Stadtsparkasse Koeln, the German regional bank. He is a Non-executive Director of Reed Elsevier PLC, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Reed Elsevier NV.
Gareth Hill, Senior Vice President, Information Services
Gareth joined RB in 2006. He was previously Information Systems Director at Arcadia Group Ltd. Prior to Arcadia, Gareth was at IBM UK Ltd, Rex Trueform Clothing Ltd in South Africa and Arthur Andersen. He is a qualified chartered accountant.

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