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Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes

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Dallas, Texas-based Kimberly-Clark Corp. has announced executive leadership changes, effective Nov. 1.

Jeff Melucci, currently SVP of business development and general counsel, has been named as chief transformation, business development and legal officer. In this role he has added responsibility for the company’s transformation roadmap for further building its global organizational capabilities. This expanded role assumes the responsibilities of Achal Agarwal, who has announced his intent to retire at year end after 12 years with Kimberly-Clark and nearly a 40-year career. Melucci will continue to report to Mike Hsu, Kimberly-Clark chairman and CEO.

In addition, Gonzalo Uribe has been named as president of Kimberly-Clark’s Latin American consumer business, and also will report to Hsu. He will be responsible for the company’s consumer operations across Latin America. Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 2017, Uribe has built an impressive record of results leading the Andean region,and more recently the company’s North Latin America subregion. Prior to joining the company, he held roles of increasing responsibility with Mondelez, Kraft, Cadbury and Nabisco. He succeeds Sergio Cruz, who has been named to a newly created leadership role reporting to Maria Henry, CFO, focused on strengthening the company’s digital business foundation and capabilities. 

“I appreciate Achal’s many contributions to Kimberly-Clark, and I wish him continued success in retirement,” said Hsu. “At the same time, I welcome Jeff, Sergio and Gonzalo’s leadership in these important roles and know that each of them will help accelerate execution of our global business strategy.”

Kimberly-Clark and its brands are a part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Its portfolio of brands, including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott, Kotex, Cottonelle, Poise, Depend, Andrex, Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Intimus, Neve, Plenitud, Viva and WypAll, hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in 80 countries. The company uses sustainable practices that support a healthy planet, build stronger communities and ensure its business thrives for decades to come.

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