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 January 2009.      
Nikesh Arora
Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google, Inc.
Mr. Arora has been Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of Google since 2011. He has held multiple senior operating leadership roles at Google since 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Arora held a series of key positions at T-Mobile International and Fidelity Investments. Independent Director – Elected director in 2012.      
John T. Cahill
Executive Chairman, Kraft Foods Group, Inc.
Prior to joining Kraft Foods in 2012, 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
President and Chief Executive Officer of CARE USA
Prior to joining CARE in 2006, 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 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.      
Joseph Jimenez
Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG
Prior to joining Novartis in 2007, Mr. Jimenez was President and CEO of H.J. Heinz’s European business from 2002 to 2006 and was President and CEO of Heinz’s North American business from 1998 to 2002. He previously held senior leadership positions at ConAgra Grocery Products. Independent Director - Elected director in 2010.      
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, New Mexico State University, 2006-2007
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.      
Stephen I. Sadove
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Saks Incorporated
Mr. Sadove joined the management team of Saks as Vice Chairman in 2002, serving as Chief Operating Officer from 2004 to 2006. He has served as CEO of Saks since January 2006 and was named Chairman in May 2007. He previously held a series of key positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Independent Director - Elected director in 2007.      

John T. Cahill, Chair

Ellen M. Hancock

Richard J. Kogan

Stephen I. Sadove


Ellen M. Hancock, Chair

Joseph Jimenez

Richard J. Kogan

Delano E. Lewis

J. Pedro Reinhard


Delano E. Lewis, Chair

Helene D. Gayle

Ellen M. Hancock

Joseph Jimenez


Richard J. Kogan, Chair

John T. Cahill

Helene D. Gayle

Delano E. Lewis

J. Pedro Reinhard

Stephen I. Sadove


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