Doug Baker Ecolab

Douglas M. Baker, Jr.

Doug Baker is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ecolab Inc. Baker began his career with Ecolab in 1989, and has held key roles in marketing, sales and management in the U.S. and Europe.  In July 2004, Baker was named president and chief executive officer, and in May 2006, added chairman of the board to his duties.

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Doug Baker is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. 

Ecolab was recently ranked #10 on Corporate Responsibility’s list of Best Corporate Citizens, #13 on Newsweek’s list of the World’s Greenest Companies and #16 on Chief Executive’s list of the Best Companies for Leaders. Ecolab has been named to Fortune’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers, and to Ethisphere’s list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 11 consecutive years. 

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 U.S. and Europe before becoming president and chief executive officer in July 2004. In May 2006, Baker added chairman of the board to his duties. 

In addition to his Ecolab responsibilities, Baker serves on the board of directors of Target Corporation and U.S. Bancorp. He is trustee emeritus of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, a member of the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) and is involved in a number of community initiatives in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. 

Baker received a bachelor’s degree in English from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and serves on the college’s board of trustees. 

2016 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award Acceptance

The University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza School of Business presented Ecolab with the 2016 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Ethical and Socially Responsible Business Practices. Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr., accepted the award on behalf of the company.

2015 Financial Times Water Summit Presentation

Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker presented the closing keynote address on how businesses can achieve growth in an era of water scarcity at the 2015 FT Water Summit in London.  

PwC 2015 US CEO Survey

During his PwC CEO Survey interview, Doug Baker gives his perspective on how technology and partnerships are crucial for the delivery of services that meet basic human needs.

Doug Baker Food Security Summit
2015 Economic Club of MN Food Security Summit
Ecolab Chairman and CEO Doug Baker participated in a panel discussion on food security at the 2015 Economic Club of Minnesota Food Security Summit.