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Rick Goings

Chairman Emeritus Tupperware Brands

Rick Goings

Rick Goings is former Chairman and CEO of Tupperware Brands. Throughout his successful career, he has held a number of global senior management positions in Europe, Asia and the U.S. During his tenure and under his leadership at Tupperware Brands, the company has received numerous accolades and awards including Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies for eight consecutive years, America’s Most JUST Companies from Forbes, Barron’s 2018 100 Most Sustainable Companies and Forbes 2018 list of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers.

An engaged member of the World Economic Forum, Goings is at the forefront of thought leadership on Gender Equality, Education and the Future of Work initiatives in Davos. He was selected to be an inaugural HeForShe IMPACT Champion with United Nations Women (UNW) and a founding member of the UNW Private Sector Leadership Advisory Council appointed by Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. Goings serves on the national boards of the Smithsonian Institution, the Global Peter Drucker Forum and Rollins College. He is a former member of the board of governors for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), having served as National Chairman for two terms. Using his experience and insight as a global corporate and social impact leader, he has driven the expansion of BGCA into international markets, first into Mexico, where there are now 9 Clubs with 9 more on the horizon, and then into South Africa with 4 successful Clubs in Johannesburg and Soweto.

Goings has received numerous global awards, including the distinguished decree of “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” (Knight of the Legion of Honor) by the former President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, in recognition of his long term dedication to the role of women in developing countries and children’s causes. Having lived and worked in Asia for a number of years, the People’s Republic of China bestowed him with the prestigious Marco Polo Award for his visionary leadership and significant role in China’s economic development. Boys & Girls Clubs of America honored him with their highest award, the Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award for his outstanding leadership and the Holmes Group named Goings as CEO of the Year. The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument honored Goings and his wife Susan Porcaro Goings with the Voice for Women Award for their exemplary commitment to the economic empowerment of women around the world.

Goings was educated at Guilford College, and is the recipient of a Doctorate of Humane Letters honoris causa, from Rollins College in Florida, as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration honoris causa from Bryant College in Rhode Island. He served in the U.S. Navy on the Destroyer, USS Power.

Rick and his wife, Susan Porcaro Goings, split their time today between their homes in Windermere, Florida and Charlottesville, Virginia.

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