Ralph Kugler

Photograph of Ralph Kugler

Ralph Kugler is Chair of the International Advisory Board.

Ralph has over 25 years' experience at the highest levels of business globally. Ralph is Chairman of two companies: Cognita Schools; and Headbox.

Ralph is a Board Advisor at Mars and he is also on the Board Remuneration Committee. He is a Non-Executive Director at Spotless SAS and at Gorkana Group Limited. Ralph is a Senior Advisor for 3i. He is also a Board Trustee at the David Rattray Memorial Trust.

Previously, Ralph was an Executive Director on the main boards of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV, and Non-Executive Director on the board of InterContinental Hotels Group PLC. At Unilever, he was Global President of the €19 billion home and personal care categories. His prior experience at Unilever includes being President of large regional Unilever businesses (first Latin America, then Europe) and Chairman and CEO of Unilever Thailand and Unilever Malaysia.

In 1999, he was appointed Commander of the Royal Order of the Direkgunaborn, a Thai royal honour. Ralph lives in London.