Newell Brands has named Ravi Saligram the company’s new president/CEO and a member of its board of directors. He will officially join the company on October 2.
Saligram is currently CEO and a director of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated. Prior to that, Saligram served as CEO of office superstore OfficeMax. From 2003 through 2010, Saligram served in executive management positions with Aramark Corporation, a global food services company, and held various upper management positions at the InterContinental Hotels Group.
“I am delighted to return to my roots in CPG and lead the Newell team to reestablish the organization as a premier, cutting edge consumer products company that is at the forefront of meeting evolving needs and lifestyles,” said Saligram. “I am confident that Newell, with its iconic brands and a compelling product portfolio, is ripe for building a strong growth platform that drives shareholder value through the creative intersection of design, innovation, e-commerce and efficiencies.”