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Christopher J. Klein  

CEO Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.

Chris Klein is a director and the CEO of Fortune Brands Home and Security. Chris was named President of the business in 2009 and elected as CEO in 2010. In 2011 Chris led the Home and Security Company through the successful spin-off from parent company Fortune Brands, and the company began trading as an independent company on the NYSE in early October of 2011.

Chris joined Fortune Brands in April 2003 as Senior Vice President – Strategy and Corporate Development. Chris managed all merger and acquisition activity, corporate strategy development, capital allocation and human resources. During this period Chris worked with the CEO and the Board to refine the company’s strategy and reshaped the portfolio of businesses by leading 18 acquisitions and divestitures totaling over $10 billion.

Prior to joining Fortune Brands, Chris held key strategy and operating positions at Bank One Corporation, as an Executive Vice President. He also spent eight years at the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was a Principle in the Firm’s Chicago office and counseled clients on strategy, branding, distribution and merger integration issues. Prior to McKinsey, Chris spent his early career in commercial banking.

Chris graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration and earned his Masters of Management, with distinction, from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.


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