Robert D. (Bob) Fatovic is Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Ryder System, Inc., a Fortune 500 global transportation and supply chain management solutions company. In this position, Mr. Fatovic leads the company’s legal functions and serves as Corporate Secretary for coordinating all functions relating to the company’s board of directors. He is also responsible for Ryder’s Safety, Health and Security organization, Corporate Compliance Group, Government Affairs and Environmental Department. Mr. Fatovic is a member of Ryder’s Executive Leadership Team.
Mr. Fatovic joined Ryder in 1994 as Assistant Division Counsel and has held several positions of increasing responsibility in the Law department. In 1996, he became Associate Division Counsel and was promoted to Chief Counsel the same year. He later served as General Counsel of Ryder’s logistics business segment. Subsequently, he became Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. In this position, he was the lead operations attorney for Ryder and was active in all aspects of domestic and international supply chain operations as well as legal support for e-commerce and other Ryder technology initiatives.
In 2002, Mr. Fatovic was appointed Senior Vice President, U.S. Supply Chain Operations, High-Tech and Consumer Industries. In this position, he was responsible for the company’s U.S.-based Supply Chain operations serving these vertical industries. He has also served on Ryder’s Margin Improvement Team for Supply Chain Solutions and the Supply Chain Solutions Transformation Team.
Prior to joining Ryder, Mr. Fatovic was an associate attorney at Hannoch Weisman, PC, a New Jersey-based law firm, where he specialized in litigation and environmental law.
Mr. Fatovic earned a law degree at Boston College Law School and a bachelor of science degree in Finance from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College. Mr. Fatovic serves on the board of directors of the U.S.Chamber of Commerce, United Way of Miami-Dade and Easter Seals South Florida. In 2005, he led Ryder's corporate United Way fundraising campaign.