Chairman and Co-Founder
Rick Goings’ long and successful business career includes assignments in Europe, Asia and the US. During his tenure and under his leadership of more than 20 years at Tupperware Brands, the company received numerous awards and recognition including: Fortune World’s Most Admired Companies for eight consecutive years, Forbes America’s Most JUST Companies, Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Forbes America’s Best Employers.
His humanitarian and philanthropic efforts have been a fundamental part of his life and career. His focus has emphasized women’s equality throughout the world as well as children’s safety and development. An engaged member of the World Economic Forum for many years, Goings has been at the forefront of thought leadership in Davos on Gender Equality. He was an inaugural Champion with United Nations’ HeforShe women’s initiative and a founding member of their Leadership Advisory Council.
His work in the service of children spanned 30 years of service on the Board of Governors for Boy & Girls Clubs of America where he also served two separate terms as the organization’s chairman. He also led the initiative to open Youth Clubs outside the United States for more than a decade and subsequently co-founded the World Federation of Youth Clubs with his wife, Susan Porcaro Goings. He also serves as Chairman of the organization.
Goings has been recognized globally with such awards as the distinguished decree of “Chevalier (Knight) de la Légion d’Honneur” presented by the President of France, the prestigious Marco Polo Award bestowed by the People’s Republic of China, the Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Holmes Group named Goings as CEO of the Year.
Goings serves on the national board of the Smithsonian Institution and the Board of Trustees of Rollins College.
Goings was educated at Guilford College, and is the recipient of a number of honorary doctorates of Humane Letters and Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era.