Rolls-Royce Group Plc’s incoming CEO John Rishton

Rolls-Royce Group Plc’s incoming CEO John Rishton

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Rishton takes over as chief executive officer at Rolls in March, succeeding John Rose, who tapped a slew of new plane designs to build a record order book and turn the London-based company into the world’s second-biggest aircraft engine maker.