A 33-year Kimberly-Clark veteran, Thomas J. Falk is the
architect of the company's Global Business Plan, which is
positioning Kimberly-Clark to lead the world in essentials for a
better life. He was elected Chief Executive Officer in 2002 and
Chairman of the Board in 2003.
Under Mr. Falk's leadership, Kimberly-Clark's total shareholder
return has outperformed the S&P 500 and achieved sales of $19
billion in 2015. Kimberly-Clark has approximately 43,000 employees
worldwide and operations in 35 countries.
Mr. Falk serves on the Boards of Lockheed Martin, Global
Consumer Goods Forum, Catalyst and the University of Wisconsin
Foundation and as a National Governor of the Boys and Girls Clubs
of America. He also chaired the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas'
2013 fundraising campaign and continues to actively advance its
He received his Bachelor's degree in Accounting from the
University of Wisconsin and a Master's of Science in Management
from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Falk was born in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1958. He and his wife,
Karen, have one son.