Our second principle says it all: our greatest strength is our people. Great people grow at the pace of their talent and are rewarded accordingly.
True to that principle, we are excited to share that John Blood, our VP Corporate Affairs & Legal, and a member of our North American leadership team, has been promoted to the role of General Counsel & Company Secretary of our global company, where he will join the Executive Board of Management (EBM), effective August 1.
John will succeed Sabine Chalmers, who has decided to pursue several new endeavors including non-executive director roles with the Boards of Coty Inc. and the Royal National Theatre London, teaching Law and MBA courses in London and the US, and the establishment of a foundation to support the education of women and girls in India.
John started with our company in 2009 in a global legal position, then was promoted to his current role in 2015. He holds a BA from Amherst College and a JD from the University of Michigan Law School.
John will report to David Kamenetzky, Chief Strategy & External Affairs Officer.