The Rosenbach elects Benito Cachinero-Sánchez as its new board chair
The longtime corporate executive, originally from Spain, has served on its board since 2017.
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The Rosenbach announced this week that it has elected Benito Cachinero-Sánchez as Chair of its Board of Directors, effective July 1.
He has served on the board of directors since 2017, and been an active and passionate supporter since, providing thoughtful guidance to the Rosenbach during his half-decade on the board.
He will be the successor to Peter Nalle, who will move on from his board chair position to a new role as chair of the Finance and Budget Committee.
In addition to his soon-to-be new role, Cachinero-Sánchez is also a Senior Advisor with Egon Zehnder, a global leadership advisory firm that engages Boards, CEOs, and senior executives in solving complex business challenges.
Prior to that, the seasoned professional spent 30 years as a corporate executive in large companies, including Johnson & Johnson, ADP, and DuPont. With both DuPont and ADP, he served as Chief Human Resources Officer, helping lead complex CEO succession processes at both enterprises.
Throughout his career, Cachinero-Sánchez has developed a track record of translating business imperatives into effective talent and organizational strategies.
Kelsey Scouten Bates, Director of The Rosenbach, credited Cachinero-Sánchez “whose leadership on non-profit boards such as WHYY, Library of America, and the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, along with his impressive corporate experience, combine to provide the Rosenbach with seasoned leadership and strategic vision,” she said.
Born in Málaga, Spain, Cachinero-Sánchez holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and sociology from Universidad Complutense in Madrid, and two masters degrees in demography and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a resident of Philadelphia.
In addition to Cachinero-Sánchez’s election as board chair, the Rosenbach also announced five new elected directors.
The new directors are Bob DeMento, an entrepreneur and executive at Brandywine Marketing Associates; Karen James, a retired former finance and international investment banking executive; Genie Murphy, a retired veteran who held various roles in the diplomatic and government affairs arena; Robin Pinder-Herndon, senior research and development counsel at Varian; and Darren Winston, head of the Books and Manuscripts Department at Freeman’s Auctions.
Located in Center City Philadelphia, the Rosenbach is affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia and strives to create unique experiences for broad audiences through programs inspired by its world-class holdings of literature and history.