President and CEO, Newell Brands
Chris Peterson is President, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Newell Brands. He is an accomplished leader with an extensive background in corporate strategy, 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 and President, Business Operations in February 2020 and President and CFO in May 2022. He assumed the position of President and 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.
Before 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 Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and President, Global Brands. 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 Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.