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Updated: April 15, 2011 00:34 IST

Reckitt Benckiser names Rakesh as global CEO

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Rakesh Kappor
Rakesh Kappor

Leading global consumer goods firm Reckitt Benckiser Group (RB) on Thursday announced the appointment of India-born Rakesh Kapoor as the Chief Executive Officer designate of the company.

Mr. Kapoor will take over as RB's CEO with effect from September 1 from Bart Becht, who has held the post for 16 years, the company said in a statement.

Mr. Kapoor, who joined RB in India in 1987, is now the Executive Vice-President global category development at RB and an Executive Committee member.

“Mr. Kapoor becomes CEO effective September 1 with Mr. Becht staying on as part-time adviser to Mr. Kapoor and the board until September 2012 to ensure a smooth transition,” the statement said.

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