Basil L. Anderson

Director since April 2004


Basil L. Anderson, age 74, is Chairman of the Governance & Nominating Committee and is a member of the Executive, Audit and Compensation & Human Resources Committees of the Board of Directors. Mr. Anderson served as Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc., an office products company, from September 2001 until his retirement in March 2006. Prior to joining Staples, Mr. Anderson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Campbell Soup Company from April 1996 to February 2001. Prior to joining Campbell Soup, Mr. Anderson was with Scott Paper Company, where he served in a variety of capacities beginning in 1975, including Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from December 1993 to December 1995. He served as a director of Staples, Inc. from 1997 until 2016, Hasbro, Inc. from 2002 until May 2017 and Becton Dickinson from 2004 to 2018.


Mr. Anderson has over a decade of experience as an executive officer, including as a chief financial officer, of several public companies where he held significant policymaking positions. He also has experience as an operating executive in charge of an international business based in Paris, France. In addition, Mr. Anderson served as a director of NYSE or Nasdaq listed companies. As a result of these positions, he brings to the Board expertise as a strategist, management and operations experience, and a perspective on international business operations and corporate governance in the public company context.