As president of Kimberly-Clark's Asia-Pacific consumer business, Achal Agarwal is responsible for the company's biggest international region, with operations in more than 30 countries, including the ASEAN member states, Australia, China, India and South Korea.
Mr. Agarwal joined Kimberly-Clark from PepsiCo, Inc. in 2008, where he served a variety of leadership roles including business unit general manager for Sub-Saharan Africa beverages and snacks and chief operating officer for Greater China beverages. Mr. Agarwal started his career in India, holding various management roles with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) and with PepsiCo India's beverage business. In addition to his role at Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Agarwal serves on the board of directors for SATS Ltd, a Singapore airport services company, the World Wildlife Fund - Singapore and the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).
As chief human resources officer for Kimberly-Clark, Scott Boston is responsible for human resource strategies that further strengthen our performance-driven culture and serve to attract, develop, engage and retain the best people to drive innovation and growth.
Prior to his current role, Mr. Boston served as vice president of global talent management, HR strategy and operations. He has been at the forefront of implementing world-class processes and tools that connect Kimberly-Clark's employees around the world to the company's strategic objectives. Mr. Boston joined Kimberly-Clark in 2011 from McKesson Corporation, where he served as senior vice president, human resources for the Fortune 20 provider of pharmaceutical distribution, medical and surgical supplies and information healthcare technology solutions.
As president of Kimberly-Clark's Latin American consumer business, Sergio Cruz leads the company's operations across Brazil, Central America and the Caribbean, and the Andean and Southern Cone regions of South America.
Prior to his current role, he served as vice president and general manager for Kimberly-Clark's operations in Brazil. From 2011 to 2013, he served as managing director for Eastern Europe. Mr. Cruz has held other general management roles since joining the company in 2005, including roles in Ecuador, Venezuela and The Philippines. Mr. Cruz joined Kimberly-Clark from The Gillette Company, where he worked for 12 years in various marketing and sales leadership roles.
Maria Henry is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She has direct responsibility for finance, information technology and global business services. She is focused on building shareholder value through executing Kimberly-Clark's Global Business Plan.
Ms. Henry has a 27-year track record of strong business and financial results. Before joining Kimberly-Clark in 2015, she was executive vice president and chief financial officer for The Hillshire Brands Company. Prior to the formation of Hillshire Brands, Ms. Henry was chief financial officer of Sara Lee Corporation's North American Retail and Foodservice business. Prior to this role, she spent five years as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Culligan International, where she was responsible for finance, strategy, business development and IT.
A 20-year veteran of the consumer products industry, Michael Hsu is Chief Executive Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation and serves on its Board of Directors.
Before becoming CEO in January 2019, Mr. Hsu was 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 was executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Kraft Foods. Before Kraft, he spent six years at H.J. Heinz, holding the positions of vice president, 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 serves on the Board of Directors for United Way USA. He earned a bachelor's degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife live in Dallas, Texas.
Jeffrey Melucci serves as senior vice president and general counsel for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, and has direct responsibility for all legal and governmental affairs for the company.
Mr. Melucci joined Kimberly-Clark in 2013, and has led Kimberly-Clark's global legal operations, served as the company's Corporate Secretary, and been responsible for leading the international legal team.
Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Melucci held a series of general counsel and operational roles for General Electric. He has more than 15 years of global leadership experience, leading complex transactions and regulatory matters, directing governmental affairs, and providing support to the board on a host of governance and other complex matters facing the company.
Mr. Melucci earned a bachelor's degree with honors from The Ohio State University, and earned a J.D. from the University of Cincinnati where he was managing editor of the law review.
As president of the Kimberly-Clark Professional business unit, Aaron Powell is responsible for the company’s B2B operations globally, which helps people the world over work better with a wide range of commercial products and services, including tissue and wipers, skin care, safety and do-it-yourself products.
Mr. Powell previously served as president for company’s EMEA consumer business which spans nearly 120 countries. Prior to that, he led the K-C Professional operations in North America, where he led a multibillion dollar business focused on creating exceptional workplaces for business customers in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. During his tenure with Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Powell has held a variety of leadership positions for the company, including managing director for the consumer business in Central and Eastern Europe, where he was accountable for the performance of the 27 countries in the region, and the growth of trusted brands such as Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex and Depend. He also served as managing director for Turkey and country director for the Ukraine.
Mr. Powell earned his undergraduate degree from Washington University, Saint Louis, and his MBA with honors from the Wharton School of Business.
As group president of Kimberly-Clark's North American consumer business, Kim Underhill is responsible for the company's nearly $8 billion North American Personal Care and Consumer Tissue businesses, which are home to some of the world's most recognized and trusted consumer brands, including Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, Cottonelle and Scott.
Ms. Underhill previously served as president of the Kimberly-Clark Professional business unit, which provides a wide range of commercial products and services globally. From 2011 to 2014, Ms. Underhill served as president, Consumer Europe. She joined Kimberly-Clark in 1988 and since then has held a number of positions with increasing responsibilities within research and engineering, supply chain and marketing.
In addition to her role at Kimberly-Clark, Ms. Underhill serves on the board of directors for Foot Locker, Inc. A native of Evansville, Indiana, she earned her bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and her master's degree in engineering management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
As President of Kimberly-Clark's Europe, Middle East and Africa consumer business, Tristram Wilkinson 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.
Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 1995 from Scott Paper, Wilkinson has worked in successive leadership roles in marketing, customer and general management, and across each of the company’s categories. He has previously led the company’s operations in the UK & Ireland, and served as Vice President and Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark's consumer business in Central and Eastern Europe.
As chief growth officer for Kimberly-Clark, Alison Lewis will have responsibility for leading the global marketing team, building marketing capabilities, and leading the corporate research and engineering team on creating consumer-inspired innovation. She will play a key role in the company's initiatives to improve commercial capabilities that drive growth.
Lewis joined Kimberly-Clark in 2019 from Johnson & Johnson, where she served as Chief Marketing Officer of the Global Consumer business since 2013. Prior to her role at Johnson & Johnson, Lewis served as Chief Marketing Officer, Senior Vice President, North America at The Coca-Cola Company, where she held several assignments after joining that company in 1996. Preceding that, she held several brand management roles at Kraft Foods.