Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers announced that its board of directors has appointed Ravi Saligram as new chief executive officer (CEO).
Saligram will succeed Peter Blake, who will be leaving the company in July. Saligram is expected to assume his new role as CEO on July 7 and will be appointed as a member of the board of directors of the company at that time.
Saligram’s 35-year professional career includes three years as president and CEO of OfficeMax and more than 20 years of general management experience at ARAMARK, Intercontinental Hotels Group, and SC Johnson. He was named CEO of OfficeMax in November 2010.
Prior to his role at OfficeMax, Saligram served as president of ARAMARK International, and executive vice president and chief globalization officer of ARAMARK Corp., a professional services company focused on food services and facilities management.