23 October 2020 - Deborah Wilkes
Reckitt Benckiser (RB) has hired Nestlé’s Filippo Catalano as chief information and digitisation officer with effect from 1 April 2021. He will be a member of RB’s Executive Committee.
Catalano is senior vice president and chief information officer at Nestlé, with responsibility for the Swiss company’s entire IT function globally. He has also worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G).
Commenting on the appointment, Laxman Narasimhan, RB’s chief executive officer, said: “Building and maintaining competitive, leading edge IT and digital capabilities are key to being successful and agile.”
“Developments over the past decade and now – whether it's the growth of e-commerce, the power of data analytics, social media pervasiveness or more recently the need to remain connected virtually – all further highlight that the IT and digital function is the backbone and engine of growth of RB,” added Narasimhan. “Additionally, technology underpins our ability to create new businesses and new business models for our increasingly digital consumer.”