Governance:  Board of Directors

Board of Directors
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Board Members
Ian Cook
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cook joined Colgate in the United Kingdom in 1976 and progressed through a series of senior management roles around the world. He became Chief Operating Officer in 2004, with responsibility for operations in North America, Europe, Central Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2005, Mr. Cook was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Colgate operations worldwide, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Elected director in 2007 and Chairman in 2009.      
John P. Bilbrey
President and Chief Executive Officer of The Hershey Company
Mr. Bilbrey has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Hershey since 2011. Mr. Bilbrey joined the management team of Hershey as Senior Vice President, President Hershey International in 2003, serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2011. He previously spent 22 years at The Procter & Gamble Company. Independent Director - Elected director in 2015.      
John T. Cahill
Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company
Mr. Cahill has been Vice Chairman of The Kraft Heinz Company since 2015. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kraft Foods Group from 2014 to 2015 and Chairman from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Cahill was an industrial partner at Ripplewood Holdings LLC from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Cahill was CEO of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc. from 2001 to 2003, Chairman and CEO from 2003 to 2006, and Executive Chairman from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, he held multiple senior financial and operating leadership positions at PepsiCo Inc. Independent Director – Elected director in 2005.      
Helene D. Gayle
Chief Executive Officer of McKinsey Social Initiative
Prior to joining McKinsey Social Initiative in 2015, Dr. Gayle was President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA from 2006 to 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Gayle was an executive in the Global Health program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation from 2001 to 2006. She previously held multiple key positions at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Independent Director - Elected director in 2010.      
Ellen M. Hancock
Former President of Jazz Technologies, Inc.
(formerly Acquicor Technology), 2005-2007
Mrs. Hancock previously was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications Inc., Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technology Officer at Apple Computer Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at National Semiconductor, and Senior Vice President at IBM. Independent Director - Elected director in 1988.      
Richard J. Kogan
Former President and Chief Executive Officer of
Schering-Plough Corporation, 1996-2003
Mr. Kogan was also Chairman of Schering-Plough Corporation from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Kogan joined Schering-Plough as Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations, in 1982 and became President and Chief Operating Officer in 1986. Independent Director - Elected director in 1996.      
Delano E. Lewis
Former Senior Fellow of New Mexico State University,
2006-2010
Mr. Lewis served as U.S. Ambassador to South Africa from December 1999 to July 2001, Chief Executive Officer and President of National Public Radio from 1994 to 1998, and President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Company from 1988 to 1993, which he joined in 1973. Independent Director - Director from 1991 to 1999 and since 2001.      
J. Pedro Reinhard
Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
of The Dow Chemical Company, 1996-2005
Mr. Reinhard served as Chief Financial Officer of The Dow Chemical Company and Executive Vice President from 1996 to 2005. He previously held a series of senior international financial and operating positions at The Dow Chemical Company. Mr. Reinhard was a Director of The Dow Chemical Company from 1995 to 2007. Independent Director - Elected director in 2006.      
Michael B. Polk
President and Chief Executive Officer of Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
Prior to joining Newell Rubbermaid in 2011, Mr. Polk held a series of key positions at Unilever from 2003 to 2011, including President, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care from 2010 to 2011. He previously spent sixteen years at Kraft Foods. Independent Director – Elected director in 2014.      
Stephen I. Sadove
Former Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated, 2006-2013
Mr. Sadove was also Chairman of Saks Incorporated from 2007 to 2013. Mr. Sadove joined the management team of Saks as Vice Chairman in 2002, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2006. He previously held a series of key positions at Bristol-Meyers Squibb. Independent Director – Elected in director in 2007.      

John T. Cahill, Chair

Ellen M. Hancock

Richard J. Kogan

Michael B. Polk

Stephen I. Sadove


Ellen M. Hancock, Chair

Richard J. Kogan

Delano E. Lewis

J. Pedro Reinhard


Delano E. Lewis, Chair

Helene D. Gayle

Ellen M. Hancock

Michael B. Polk


Richard J. Kogan, Chair

John T. Cahill

Helene D. Gayle

Delano E. Lewis

J. Pedro Reinhard

Stephen I. Sadove


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