Ramon Arratia joins Interface after five years at the Vodafone Group where he held the position of Senior Group Corporate Responsibility Manager.

Arratia is tasked with providing direction and leadership for Interface in the area of sustainability, across the EMEA region. His focus will be on continuing to develop the Interface sustainability strategy towards Mission Zero, at the same time as reviewing existing offerings and business processes to ensure that they are as sustainable as possible. He will also address the social aspect of sustainability, drawing on his previous experience, while ensuring that sustainability continues to be closely integrated in every part of the Interface business.

In addition, Arratia will assume responsibility for InterfaceRAISE in Europe. This is a new consultancy service being launched in partnership with Ashridge Consulting, a subsidiary of Ashridge Business School. Its aim is to help businesses to find practical ways of accelerating performance based on sustainability principles.

Commenting on his new role, Arratia said, "Interface has always been a company I've admired. It has a powerful vision, led from the top, and is making fundamental changes to every part of its business in its drive to achieve absolute sustainability. The degree to which sustainability is embedded in the company is rare and I relish the challenge of helping improve it even more."

Lindsey Parnell, President and CEO of Interface in Europe added, “We are delighted to welcome Ramon to Interface. He brings a wealth of experience gained at one of the world’s leading consumer brands. He also has passion and drive, which I see as the vital ingredients for helping Interface maintain its leading environmental position within Europe.”

Ramon is currently completing an MBA at Warwick Business School, and holds an MSC in Quality Management and a degree in chemistry, which gives him an in-depth understanding of some of the more technical aspects of product development in the sustainability sector.