Doug Baker is Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer of Ecolab Inc, the global leader in water, food safety and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources. In addition to his Ecolab responsibilities, Doug serves as Lead Director on the Target Corporation Board and on the executive committee of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. He previously served 10 years on the U.S. Bank Board of Directors.
Professional experience from positions in the household product industry at Procter and Gamble and Ecolab. At Ecolab, he held a number of marketing and general management roles in the U.S. and Europe before becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2004. In May 2006, Doug became Chairman of the Board.
Doug has been recognized for his leadership and commitment to responsible business. He was named Responsible CEO of the Year by CR Magazine in 2014, was awarded the University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Award for Ethical and Socially Responsible Business Practices in 2016, and received the 2018 Deming Cup for Operational Excellence. In 2019, he ranked 38th on Harvard Business Review’s list of the world’s best performing CEOs.