Mr. Rouvé has served as one of our directors since October 1, 2015. He was elected Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Brands on April 1, 2015. Mr. Rouvé previously served as Chief Operating Officer since February 2014 and, prior to that, as President, International since January 2013. He was Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the European Battery and Personal Care business since 2007 and subsequently led the integration of the Home Appliances and Pet Supplies European businesses in 2010-2011. Mr. Rouvé joined Spectrum Brands in 2002 as Chief Financial Officer of the European Battery division. Previously, he worked 13 years with VARTA AG in a variety of management positions, including Chief Financial Officer of VARTA Portable Batteries from 1999-2002, Managing Director Asia from 1997-1999 and Director of Finance of 3C Alliance L.L.P., a U.S. joint venture among VARTA, Duracell and Toshiba, from 1995-1997. Mr. Rouvé holds a Master’s of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann) from the University of Mannheim in Germany and a Doctor of Economics and Social Science (Dr. rer. soc. oec.) from the University of Linz in Austria.