Zurich, Switzerland – May 11, 2023 – DKSH today announced the appointment of Chris Ritchie as new Head Business Unit Consumer Goods as of mid-August 2023. Based in Singapore, he will be a member of DKSH's Executive Committee and report to CEO Stefan P. Butz. Chris Ritchie follows Terry Seremetis, who, after four years, decided to pursue his career opportunities outside of DKSH as announced on January 3, 2023.
Chris Ritchie has 28 years of experience in the consumer goods industry. For the last four years, he was Chief Global Business Officer of Sazerac, a leading privately held American spirit company, where he oversaw operations in Asia Pacific and Europe. From 2016 to 2019, he was General Manager at Reckitt Benckiser, responsible for the growth market Philippines. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2016, he held various General Manager and Director positions at SABMiller in Asia, Europe, and Americas, including Managing Director of SABMiller Vietnam. From 1995 to 2006, he held regional and global marketing roles at P&G. Throughout his career, Chris has driven growth, route-to-market, and built strong teams, especially in developing markets. A Canadian citizen, Chris (50 years) holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Queen's University in Kingston, Canada.
Stefan P. Butz, CEO, said: “I would like to thank Terry again for the successful transformation and strong performance of our Consumer Goods business over the last four years. I am very pleased to welcome Chris to DKSH. With his growth mindset and deep consumer goods experience, I am very confident that, together with our proven leadership team, he will accelerate our growth strategy further.”