Former Procter & Gamble exec named Ralph Lauren CFO

NEW YORK — Ralph Lauren has named Christopher Peterson as SVP and CFO. Peterson will assume his new role effective Sept. 24, and his areas of responsibility will include the company’s global finance and information technology organizations. He will report to Roger Farah, president and COO.

Peterson has 25 years of broad-based financial and operational experience, primarily in the global consumer products industry. During the last 20 years, Peterson has held several successively senior corporate and operational roles throughout The Procter & Gamble Company, most recently as CFO of its Global Household Care division. Peterson began his career in Smith Barney’s investment banking division and he has a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to our senior team,” said Farah. “With 25 years of broad-based, global financial and operational experience with some of the world’s most well-known brands, he has a demonstrated track record of disciplined leadership. He will be a strong partner as we continue to execute our long-term strategic growth objectives.”