Doug Baker is chairman of the board and CEO of Ecolab, Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene, and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources.
Baker joined Ecolab in 1989, following seven years in brand management at Procter & Gamble. At Ecolab, he held a number of marketing and general management roles in the United States and Europe before becoming president and CEO in 2004. In 2006, he added chairman of the board to his duties.
In addition to his Ecolab responsibilities, Baker serves on the board of directors of Target Corporation. He is trustee emeritus of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation and a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy.
Baker received a bachelor’s degree in English from the College of Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and serves on the college’s board of trustees.