Nicandro DuranteChief Executive Officer
Nicandro was appointed CEO Designate on 1 September 2022 and will take over as CEO on 1 October 2022. Under Nicandro’s leadership, Reckitt’s purpose remains to protect, heal and nurture in a relentless pursuit of a cleaner, healthier world. Reckitt fights to make access to the highest-quality hygiene, wellness and nourishment a right, not a privilege, for everyone.
Nicandro has served on the Reckitt Board of Directors since 2013. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in December 2013 and was appointed as Senior Independent Director in January 2019. Upon his appointment as CEO Designate, Nicandro ceased to be Senior Independent Director and will step down from the Nomination, Remuneration and CRSEC Committees of the Board.
Nicandro started his career working in finance in Brazil and joined British American Tobacco plc (BAT) in 1981. Whilst at BAT, Nicandro worked in the UK, Hong Kong and Brazil and held a number of senior positions including Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East, Chief Operating Officer and, from 2011 to 2019, as Chief Executive Officer.
Skills and competencies
Nicandro holds a degree in Business administration from PUC-Pontificie Universidade Católica and has obtained post-graduation qualifications in Finance and Economics.
Current external appointments
Nicandro currently serves as Chairman of TIM Participações S.A.