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Rowland Hanson with Kimberly & Bill Gates
Rowland Hanson

Rowland Hanson

Rowland Hanson, CEO of The HMC Company, is a revered figure in global branding, renowned for his transformative impact across Fortune 500 corporations and emerging ventures alike. With an illustrious career trajectory, Rowland’s includes being Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft, where he masterminded the company’s seminal branding strategy, notably orchestrating the worldwide debut of a product he named Windows. His visionary leadership played a pivotal role in establishing Microsoft as the software industry leader, setting the stage for its unparalleled success.

Prior to Microsoft, Rowland was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing at Neutrogena where he was instrumental in propelling the brand to unprecedented heights. During his time as head of Neutrogena marketing, the Company experienced exponential growth and was eventually acquired by Johnson & Johnson at a significant premium, underscoring the indomitable strength of its brand.

Rowland’s strategic branding prowess attracted the attention of industry luminaries Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer, who recognized his invaluable contributions to Neutrogena and persuaded him to join Microsoft. Today, Rowland continues to shape the corporate landscape, advising on strategic brand building and global business development.

His academic credentials include a BBA from Loyola University and an MBA from the prestigious Wharton School of Business (University of Pennsylvania), where he graduated with distinction.

As an appointed board member and trustee of Microsoft’s Alumni Network & Foundation for the last 15 years, Rowland remains at the forefront of philanthropic endeavors, fostering impactful initiatives worldwide.

Rowland’s extensive experience and strategic prowess make him an invaluable asset to the Advisory Board for Dalrada Home. With a proven track record in crafting successful branding strategies for global giants like Microsoft and Neutrogena, Rowland brings invaluable insights to the table. His deep understanding of brand development and strategic planning, coupled with his passion for sustainable development and clean energy, uniquely position him to guide Dalrada Home in bringing sustainable home products to market. Rowland’s expertise will be instrumental in leveraging innovative marketing strategies to establish a compelling brand identity that resonates with environmentally-conscious consumers worldwide. With his guidance, Dalrada Home can pave the way for a greener future, driving growth and success in the market while promoting sustainability initiatives.