Ron Szekely is an accomplished business leader with a proven track record of leading high-performing teams, building impactful brands, driving aggressive revenue growth, and enhancing profitability across various global businesses.
Recognized for his strategic acumen, innovative mindset, and effectiveness as an agent of change, Ron has become a trusted name in the industry.
Ron Szekely embarked on his illustrious career in the Health and Beauty sector at L’Oréal Paris, where he assumed a pivotal role overseeing the brand and all its categories.
Demonstrating a remarkable ability to drive market share gains and generate annual double-digit profit increases, Ron’s innovative approach to marketing and communications led L’Oréal to claim the coveted title of the number one brand in beauty. His transformative leadership earned L’Oréal the distinction of being named Marketer of the Year by Marketing Magazine.
Stepping into the realm of cosmetic brands, Ron later took charge of Coty’s diverse portfolio. Through portfolio optimization, aggressive innovation, and a strategic shift in marketing support, his team achieved double-digit share increases and an impressive +54% in EBITDA.
At Sanofi, Ron assumed the role of Head of Strategy and Innovation, where he brought a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) approach to the pharmaceutical industry. Spearheading Sanofi’s transformation agenda, he played a pivotal role in transitioning the company from a traditional Pharma entity to a Consumer-driven Healthcare powerhouse, laying the foundation for long-term sustainable growth.
Venturing into the Food and Beverage industry, Ron joined Keurig Dr Pepper, taking charge of the strategy, development, and support of Keurig’s extensive coffee and beverage portfolio. Overseeing a $625 million dollar business with 40 brands and over 500 products, Ron elevated innovation, refined the portfolio, and revitalized iconic brands, resulting in a remarkable 62% increase in EBITDA within a span of two years.
In addition to his corporate achievements, Ron extends his expertise as an executive.
In this capacity, he collaborates with leadership teams to unlock their full potential, offering guidance in leadership, strategy, execution, culture, branding, and innovation. With a multifaceted skill set, Ron Szekely continues to leave an indelible mark on the industries he engages with.