Leadership
Michael D. Hsu
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
A 20-year veteran of the consumer products industry, Michael Hsu serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Kimberly-Clark.
Kimberly-Clark's executive leadership team sets the strategic direction of the company, supports our passion for continual innovation, and our drive to meet the unmet needs of our customers, shoppers and users.
Ehab Abou-Oaf
President, Kimberly-Clark Professional

As President of Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP), Ehab Abou-Oaf leads Kimberly-Clark's global business-to-business operations, which provide a wide range of commercial products and services. Most recently, he served as vice president & managing director for Kimberly-Clark in Middle East & Africa, geographically covering GCC, Nigeria, South Africa & Southern African markets, and developing MEA (North, East, remaining sub-Saharan Africa and the Levant). Mr. Abou-Oaf strengthened our business, resulting in increased sales and profit, market share growth across categories, and stronger employee engagement.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in early 2020, Mr. Abou-Oaf spent 19 years in senior management roles with Mars, Inc, including president, Mars Wrigley Confectionery for Asia, Australia, Middle East & Africa. Prior to joining Mars, he spent 10 years with Procter & Gamble in packaging, product development, and marketing roles. He has gained extensive international experience throughout his career, including Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Japan, Egypt, and China.

In addition to his role at KCP, Mr. Abou-Oaf is the chairman of the board of governors of the Singapore American School and president of Food Industry Asia. He is also a member of the board of the American University in Cairo, the Singapore American School, and is an adjunct professor in the college of business (Nanyang Business School) at NTU.

An Egyptian/Belgian citizen, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Engineering from the American University in Cairo following his graduation with an International Baccalaureate Diploma from the United World College of Lester Pearson in Canada.

Doug Cunningham
President, EMEA Consumer Business

As President of Kimberly-Clark's Europe, Middle East and Africa consumer business, Doug Cunningham is responsible for one of the company's most dynamic and diverse regions, serving over two billion consumers in 120 countries with iconic brands, including Andrex, Depend, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Lily and Scottex, across developed, developing, and emerging markets.

Mr. Cunningham joined Kimberly-Clark in 2019 from Johnson & Johnson, where he held a series of progressive leadership positions across customer development, marketing, and general management in multiple countries across Asia Pacific, North America, and Africa. He holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Sydney.

Michael D. Hsu
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Hsu is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and serves on its Board of Directors.

Before becoming CEO in January 2019, Mr. Hsu served as chief operating officer, leading day-to-day operations of Kimberly-Clark’s business units, along with the global innovation, marketing, and supply chain functions. Joining Kimberly-Clark in 2012 as group president of the company’s nearly $8 billion North American Consumer Products business, he quickly became known as a leader with passion and vision who could drive growth and value creation.

Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Hsu held senior and executive leadership roles at Kraft Foods. Before Kraft, he spent six years at H.J. Heinz, holding the positions of vice president of marketing for Ore-Ida and Frozen Meals, and later as president for Foodservice. He launched his career in the consumer products industry as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he rose to partner in the firm's consumer practice.

Mr. Hsu earned a bachelor's degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Sandi Karrmann
Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Sandi Karrmann has global responsibility for the human resources function, including talent recruiting, development and performance management, labor relations, compensation, and employee benefits.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in 2021, Ms. Karrmann's experience spanned several key senior leadership roles at PepsiCo, YUM!, Pizza Hut, and Tenet Health. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and communications from the University of Michigan and a master's degree in finance from the University of Southern California.

Alison Lewis
Chief Growth Officer

As Chief Growth Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Alison Lewis has the responsibility to drive growth through global marketing, innovation, and commercial capabilities. A veteran in the consumer goods industry, Alison has served in leadership positions at Johnson & Johnson, the Coca- Cola Company, and Kraft Foods.

Alison joined Kimberly-Clark from Johnson & Johnson in 2019, having served most recently as Chief Marketing Officer of the Global Consumer business.

In Kimberly-Clark’s top growth role, Alison believes in the power of brand building with a purpose-led and digital-first lens while ensuring that innovation, in-market execution, and price-to-value realization delight and inspire consumers and shoppers every day.

A native of Canada, Alison earned her Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario.

Robert Long
Chief Research and Development Officer

As Chief Research and Development Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Robert Long has global responsibility for the company's research, development, innovation, and quality functions, and is charged with accelerating growth through innovation that addresses opportunities to elevate the company’s trusted brands.

Mr. Long has more than four decades of research and development, quality, and innovation leadership within the consumer products goods industry. He joined Kimberly-Clark in 2021 after a 17-year tenure with The Coca-Cola Company that included senior leadership roles across countries and sectors, culminating in his most recent role as Coca-Cola's senior vice president for Global R&D and chief innovation officer. Long's experience also includes 25 years at Procter and Gamble where he led research and development for feminine care in multiple markets as well as detergents, cosmetics, and coffee.

Mr. Long attended Princeton University, graduating with a Chemical Engineering degree, and earned an MBA in Finance from Xavier University of Ohio.

Jeffrey Melucci
Chief Business Development and Legal Officer

As Chief Business Development and Legal Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Jeff Melucci leads the company’s global portfolio strategy aimed at executing M&A, partnership, equity investment, and divestiture initiatives. In addition, he leads all legal, public policy, governmental affairs, compliance, and security operations for the company.

Mr. Melucci has a 20-year track record of delivering strong business and legal results. Before joining Kimberly-Clark in 2013, he held a series of general counsel and operational roles for General Electric over a nearly 10-year period. He earned a bachelor's degree with honors from The Ohio State University and a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati where he was Managing Editor of the Law Review.

Paula Ramos
Chief Transformation and Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Paula S. Vaz Ramos has global responsibility for the company's enterprise strategy and the transformation initiatives designed to accelerate growth and value creation.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in 2021, Ms. Ramos was a partner at McKinsey & Company. In her 18 years at McKinsey, she advised some of the world's largest consumer goods manufacturers, retailers, and pharmaceutical companies on finding new sources of growth, transforming business portfolios, driving commercial and culture transformations, and building lasting competitive advantages. Ms. Ramos led the firm's global consumer health practice and played pivotal roles in McKinsey's inclusion and diversity programs.

A native Brazilian, Ms. Ramos holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Magna Cum Laude high honors degree in commerce from McGill University.

Russ Torres
President, North America Consumer Business

As group president of Kimberly-Clark's North American consumer business, Russ Torres is responsible for the company's Personal Care and Consumer Tissue businesses in the U.S. and Canada, which are home to some of the world's most recognized and trusted consumer brands. He previously served as president of the Kimberly-Clark Professional business, which provides a wide range of commercial products and services globally.

Mr. Torres joined Kimberly-Clark in 2020 with more than 20 years of experience within the consumer product goods industry, spanning several key senior leadership roles at Bain & Company, Mondelez International/Kraft Foods Inc., and Newell Brands, where he last served as group president, leading five divisions, 11 brands, and nearly $6 billion in revenue in over 40 countries. He holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and a Magna Cum Laude high honors degree in physics from Dartmouth College.

Nelson Urdaneta
Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer for Kimberly-Clark, Nelson Urdaneta oversees Finance and Global Business Services, and is responsible for building a strong foundation of growth and long-term shareholder value to deliver the company’s purpose of Better Care for a Better World. 
 
Mr. Urdaneta joins Kimberly-Clark after nearly 17 years at Mondelēz International, where he held numerous positions of increasing responsibility across multiple geographies, including Treasurer, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Chief Financial Officer of Asia Pacific, Supply Chain Finance leader for North America, and General Manager of Venezuela. Prior to joining Mondelēz, he held financial planning and analysis and supply chain pricing positions at Ryder System, Inc. 
 
Born in the U.S. and raised in Venezuela and the U.S., he holds an Economics degree from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

 

Gonzalo Uribe
President, Latin American Consumer Business

As president of Kimberly-Clark's Latin American consumer business, Gonzalo Uribe leads the company's operations across Brazil, Central America and the Caribbean, and the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America.

Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 2017, he has built an impressive record of results leading the Andean and North Latin America subregions. Prior to joining the company, Uribe held roles of increasing responsibility with Mondelez, Kraft, Cadbury, and Nabisco.

Gonzalo Uribe studied at the ICESI University Business School in Cali, Colombia, and holds a master’s degree in International Trade.

Tristram Wilkinson
President, Asia-Pacific Consumer Business

As president of Kimberly-Clark's Asia-Pacific consumer business, Tristram Wilkinson is responsible for the company's largest international region with operations in more than 30 countries, including China, India, Australia, Korea, and the ASEAN member states.

Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 1995 from Scott Paper, Wilkinson has worked in successive leadership roles in marketing and customer and general management across each of the company’s categories. He previously led the company’s EMEA consumer business, as well as operations in the UK & Ireland, and served as Vice President and Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark's consumer business in Central and Eastern Europe.

Wilkinson earned a master’s degree in Management from St. Andrews University, Scotland, and also studied Spanish at Salamanca University, Spain.

54%
Minority group membership on Board of Directors
35%
Women in management roles globally
Kimberly-Clark's Board of Directors is responsible for fiduciary oversight, setting policies for the corporation, and acting in the best interests of the corporation and its stockholders. Our Board is comprised of 13 directors whose leadership and diverse backgrounds bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge to our company.
John W. Culver
Audit Committee
Robert W. Decherd
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee
Michael D. Hsu
Executive Committee
Mae C. Jemison, M.D.
Management Development & Compensation Committee Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
S. Todd Maclin
Audit Committee
Deirdre Mahlan
Audit Committee
Sherilyn S. McCoy
Management Development & Compensation Committee (Chair) Executive Committee
Christa S. Quarles
Management Development & Compensation Committee Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Sylvia M. Burwell
Audit Committee
Jaime Ramirez
Audit Committee
Dunia A. Shive
Audit Committee (Chair)
Executive Committee
Mark T. Smucker
Management Development & Compensation Committee
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Michael D. White
Lead Director
Executive Committee (Chair)