Benno Dorer

Executive Chair

Benno Dorer is executive chair of the board of The Clorox Company. He served as chief executive officer of the company from 2014 to 2020 and chair of the board from 2016 to 2020.

Prior to becoming CEO, Dorer was executive vice president and chief operating officer – Cleaning, International and Corporate Strategy starting in 2013, with responsibility for the Laundry, Home Care, and International businesses as well as corporate strategy and growth. He previously served as senior vice president – Cleaning Division and Canada from 2011 through 2012, senior vice president – Cleaning Division from 2009 to 2011, and vice president and general manager – Cleaning Division from 2007 to 2009. Dorer joined Clorox in 2005 as vice president and general manager – Glad® Products. 

Before joining the company, Dorer worked for Procter & Gamble for 14 years, leading the marketing organization for the Glad® Products joint venture since its inception and serving in a number of marketing positions across a range of categories and countries in the United States and worldwide.

He currently serves on the board of directors of VF Corporation (2017 to present). He also serves as vice chair of the executive committee of the board of the Consumer Brands Association.

Dorer’s leadership experience and his in-depth knowledge of the consumer packaged goods industry, the Clorox businesses and his leadership in developing the company’s 2020 Strategy and its new IGNITE strategy enable him to provide valuable contributions with respect to strategy, growth and long-range plans. Additionally, his extensive international background provides him with a broad perspective on international customer and consumer dynamics and business strategy.

Dorer has been a director at Clorox since 2014.