Advisory Director, Berkshire Partners LLC and Chief Executive Officer, Implus Corp.
Mr. Polk is an Advisory Director of Berkshire Partners LLC, a private equity firm, and the Chief Executive Officer of a Berkshire portfolio company, Implus Corporation, a global leader in fitness accessories and devices. He has served in his current positions since February 2020. Prior to Berkshire Partners, he was the Advisory Director, Berkshire Partners LLC and Chief Executive Officer, Newell Brands Inc.
Michael Polk has been a non-executive member of Logitech’s board of directors since September 2019, is chair of Logitech’s Compensation Committee, and serves on Logitech’s Nominating Committee.
Rider Polk president and chief executive officer of Newell Brands Inc., a multinational consumer goods company, a position he held from 2011 to 2019. From 2003 to 2011, Mr. Polk held a series of executive positions at Unilever. In his last two roles at Unilever, Mr. Polk reported to the group chief executive officer and was a member of the Unilever global executive board. Prior to joining Unilever, Mr. Polk spent sixteen years at Kraft Foods Inc. where he served in executive and management positions and was a member of the Kraft Foods management committee. Mr. Polk started his career at Procter & Gamble Company.
Mr. Polk serves on the board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company.
Mr. Polk holds a BS degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from Harvard University.