Rentokil Initial, the world’s leading pest control and hygiene services company, has today announced that Mark Gillespie, currently Managing Director, Rest of World region, will succeed Paul Cochrane as the new Managing Director, Asia & MENAT region. Paul will retire at the end of March 2022, after serving Rentokil Initial for more than three decades.
With over 18 years of experience at Rentokil Initial, Mark has built and developed several high performing teams, leading the execution of key regional growth strategies for the business. Based in Singapore, Mark will be responsible for sales and business operations, as well as driving the strategic growth across Asia and the Middle East, North Africa & Turkey (MENAT).
Speaking on his new role, Mark Gillespie said, “The last two years, though challenging, have seen Rentokil Initial delivering our purpose of protecting people and enhancing lives through high quality pest control and hygiene services. Asia and MENAT are amongst the most important regions for Rentokil Initial, and I am pleased to be taking on this responsibility from Paul, with an endeavor to carry forward the legacy of a high degree of efficiency of service to our customers in the region. As the industry leader, Rentokil Initial has been continuously developing new technologies that are environment-friendly and sustainable, thereby improving the hygiene solution standard within the industry and I am excited to work with the Asia team to unlock new growth opportunities for Rentokil Initial in Asia.”
Asia has been a vital growth market for Rentokil Initial, and the company’s continued success in the region is a testament to the increasing market demand for pest control and hygiene services as well as competencies of the dedicated leadership team and employees. In 2021, the ongoing Revenue in Asia rose by 5.0% to £254.0m (4.7% organic) consistent with an increasing demand for pest control and hygiene services in the region.
Rentokil Initial provides the highest standard of pest control and hygiene services across Asia & MENAT. In Asia, business operations cover Brunei, China, Hong-Kong, India, (through a Joint Venture with PCI), Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam.
In all its markets, Rentokil Initial is focused on utilising its resources efficiently, thereby reducing the impact on the environment, including minimising greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, water use and waste generation.