Chris Peterson

Chris Peterson

President and CEO, Newell Brands

Chris Peterson is President, CEO and a member of Newell Brands’ Board of Directors. He is an accomplished global leader with an extensive background in corporate strategy, organization development, financial planning, operations and management and a deep understanding of the consumer goods industry.  

Chris joined Newell in December 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. He was named CFO & President, Business Operations in February 2020 and President & CFO in May 2022. He assumed the position of President & CEO in May 2023.  

Since joining Newell, Chris has played an integral role in the company’s turnaround by strengthening financial performance, building operational excellence and a culture of productivity, reducing complexity and transforming Newell’s supply chain capabilities.  

Early in his tenure as CEO, Chris introduced a new integrated “where to play” and “how to win” corporate strategy based on a comprehensive capability assessment.  The new strategy distorts resources to top selling brands in the company’s largest markets while making meaningful improvements to the company’s front-end capabilities, including consumer understanding, brand management, innovation and go-to-market expertise.

Prior to joining Newell, Chris was the Chief Operating Officer of Operations at Revlon Inc., leading the Global Supply Chain, Finance and IT functions. He also spent four years at Ralph Lauren as President, Global Brands and Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to Ralph Lauren, he spent 20 years at Procter & Gamble, where he held various roles, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Global Household Care. 

Chris is a Board Member of BJ's Wholesale Club and Chair of its Audit Committee. He holds a BS in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.