CHPA names Colgate executive to board


WASHINGTON — The Consumer Healthcare Products Association on Tuesday welcomed one new member to the CHPA Board of Directors during the board’s fall meeting. Rekha Rao, general manager, North America, Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals, Colgate-Palmolive Company, was elected to the board.

In her role at Colgate-Palmolive Company, Rao has overall profit-and-loss responsibility and is responsible for both the strategies and day-to-day operations.

Jeffrey Needham, EVP and general manager, U.S. Consumer Healthcare for Perrigo Company, will continue to serve as chair of the CHPA board. Needham was elected chair in June.

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