Odyssey Medal

Bracken P. Darrell

View Darrell's Odyssey medal acceptance speech.

Bracken Darrell image(1)After earning an English degree from Hendrix, where he was a member of the Student Senate and participated in the Hendrix-in-London program, Darrell attended the Harvard Business School and received an MBA in 1991.

Following his education at Harvard, Darrell began an extraordinary business career, starting with Proctor and Gamble and General Electric, where he worked as Brand Manager for the Ivory and Old Spice product lines and served as General Manager of the Consumer Home Services/GE Appliances area, the Clothes Care area, and in Marketing and Business Development area.

Darrell then joined Gillette,a personal care products company with approximately $6 billion in annual sales, as Vice President for Marketing, responsible for global marketing with a focus on China, India, and Japan. Darrell also served as a member of the board of directors of CAMCO, the largest Canadian manufacturer, marketer, and service provider of home appliances, such as GE, Hotpoint, Moffatt, and McClary, with manufacturing operations in Hamilton, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec. 

Darrell is the past global company president of Braun, where he lead the $1.6 billion small appliance company based in Frankfurt, Germany, and was Executive Vice President for the Whirlpool Corporation, President of Whirlpool Europe, and also as a Member of Whirlpool's Executive Committee.He has been CEO of Logitech, Inc., since April 2012.

Darrell served on the Hendrix Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2015.