Rakesh Kapoor

Rakesh Kapoor

Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman, Chief Executive officer of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a major producer of health, hygiene and home products.

Introduction:

  • Rakesh Kapoor is an Indian businessman, Chief Executive officer of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a UK FTSE-listed multinational consumer goods company, a major producer of health, hygiene and home products.
  • Born on 4 August 1958.
  • He is an accomplished bridge player and a keen football and cricket fan.
  • Kapoor joined RB when it was known, pre-merger with Benckiser, as Reckitt & Colman in 1987.
  • Kapoor took over as CEO on 1 September 2011 from Bart Becht.

Education:

  • He completed his schooling from Modern School, New Delhi, India.
  • He has a BE (Hons) in Chemical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani
  • He also has an MBA from XLRI- Xavier School of Management, Jamshedpur, India.

Industry Profile:

  • Kapoor joined RB when it was known, pre-merger with Benckiser, as Reckitt & Colman in 1987.
  • He served 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, with responsibility for global category management, research and development, media, market research and strategic alliances.
  • Kapoor took over as CEO on 1 September 2011 from Bart Becht, who had been in post since the company was created in 1999 through the merger of Benckiser with Reckitt & Colman.

Social Life:

  • Kapoor lives in London, England with his wife and two children.

 

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