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Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Falk

60 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board

Michael Hsu

54 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Maria Henry

53 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Achal Agarwal

59 2012 President, Kimberly-Clark Asia-Pacific Region

Sergio Cruz

52 2017 President, K-C Latin America

Aaron Powell

47 2018 President of K-C Professional

Kimberly Underhill

54 2018 Group President, K-C North America

Tristram Wilkinson

50 2018 President of Kimberly-Clark Europe, Middle East and Africa

J. Scott Boston

56 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Jeffrey Melucci

48 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Sandra MacQuillan

52 2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer, Senior Vice President

Andrew Drexler

47 2019 Vice President, Controller

Alison Lewis

2019 Chief Growth Officer

Ian Read

65 2017 Lead Independent Director

Abelardo Bru

70 2005 Independent Director

Robert Decherd

67 2008 Independent Director

Fabian Garcia

59 2011 Independent Director

Mae Jemison

62 2002 Independent Director

Nancy Karch

71 2010 Independent Director

Sherilyn McCoy

60 2018 Independent Director

Christa Quarles

45 2016 Independent Director

Marc Shapiro

71 2012 Independent Director

Michael White

67 2015 Independent Director

Paul Alexander

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Falk

Mr. Thomas J. Falk has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board of Kimberly-Clark Corporation effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Falk was elected Executive Chairman of the Board in January 2019. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since 2003 and as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2003. He served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Falk previously had been elected Group President, Global Tissue, Pulp and Paper in 1998, where he was responsible for our global tissue businesses. Earlier in his career, Mr. Falk had responsibility for our North American Infant Care, Child Care and Wet Wipes businesses. Mr. Falk joined Kimberly-Clark in 1983 and has held other senior management positions. He also serves on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Catalyst Inc., the Global Consumer Goods Forum, and the University of Wisconsin Foundation, and serves as a governor of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Other public company boards served on since 2014: Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Michael Hsu

Mr. Michael D. Hsu has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company effective January 1, 2019. Mr. Hsu was elected Chief Executive Officer in January 2019. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2017, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations of our business units, along with our global innovation, marketing and supply chain functions. He served as Group President, K-C North America from 2013 to 2016, where he was responsible for our consumer business in North America, as well as leading the development of new business strategies for global nonwovens. From 2012 to 2013, his title was Group President, North America Consumer Products. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Hsu served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Kraft Foods, Inc., from January 2012 to July 2012, as President of Sales, Customer Marketing and Logistics from 2010 to 2012 and as President of its grocery business unit from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Hsu served as President and Chief Operating Officer, Foodservice at H. J. Heinz Company. Mr. Hsu also serves on the board of trustees of United Way U.S.A.

Maria Henry

Ms. Maria G. Henry serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. She was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Ms. Henry served as Chief Financial Officer of Hillshire Brands Company, a branded food products company, from 2012 to 2014, and Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee Corporation’s North American Retail and Food Service business from 2011 to 2012. Prior to joining Sara Lee (the predecessor to Hillshire Brands) in 2011, Ms. Henry was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Culligan International, where she was responsible for finance, strategy, business development and information technology. Before Culligan, Ms. Henry served as Chief Financial Officer of Vastera, Inc. She began her career at General Electric. She also serves on the board of directors of General Mills, Inc.

Achal Agarwal

Mr. Achal Agarwal serves as President, Kimberly-Clark Asia-Pacific Region of the Company. He was elected President, K-C Asia-Pacific in 2012. He is responsible for our consumer business in our Asia-Pacific region. From 2008 to 2012, his title was President, K-C North Asia. Mr. Agarwal joined Kimberly-Clark from PepsiCo, Inc. where he served from March 2008 to June 2008 as Business Unit General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa Beverages and Snacks and as Chief Operating Officer, Greater China Beverages from 2005 to February 2008.

Sergio Cruz

Mr. Sergio Cruz is President, K-C Latin America of the Company. He was elected President, K-C Latin America in 2017. He is responsible for our consumer business in our Latin America region. From 2014 to January 2017, Mr. Cruz served as Vice President, K-C Brazil and from 2011 to 2013, he served as Managing Director and Vice President, K-C Eastern Europe. Mr. Cruz joined Kimberly-Clark in 2005 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility within our international business operations.

Aaron Powell

Mr. Aaron Powell is President of K-C Professional of the company. He was elected President of K-C Professional in May 2018. He is responsible for our global professional business, which includes commercial tissue and wipers, skin care, safety and do-it-yourself products. From April 2018 to May 2018, he served as President, K-C Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) and from 2016 to April 2018, he led our K-C Professional operations in North America. Prior to that, Mr. Powell held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within our EMEA operations, including Vice President and Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe. Mr. Powell joined Kimberly-Clark in 2007.

Kimberly Underhill

Ms. Kimberly K. Underhill is Group President, K-C North America of the Company. She was elected Group President, K-C North America in May 2018. She is responsible for our consumer business in North America. From 2014 to May 2018, she served as President of K-C Professional, and from 2011 to 2014, she served as President, Consumer Europe. She joined Kimberly-Clark in 1988 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility within research and engineering, operations and marketing. She also serves on the board of directors of Foot Locker, Inc.

Tristram Wilkinson

Mr. Tristram Wilkinson is President of Kimberly-Clark Europe, Middle East and Africa of the Company. He was elected President, K-C EMEA in August 2018. He is responsible for our consumer business in our EMEA region. From 2016 to August 2018, he served as Vice President and Managing Director, Central & Eastern Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Wilkinson held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within our EMEA operations, including Vice President and Managing Director, United Kingdom & Ireland. Mr. Wilkinson joined Kimberly-Clark in 1995.

J. Scott Boston

Mr. J. Scott Boston is Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. He was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2017. He is responsible for the design and implementation of all human capital strategies for Kimberly-Clark, including global compensation and benefits, talent management, diversity and inclusion, organizational effectiveness and corporate health services. From 2011 to April 2016, his title was Vice President HR K-C International and from April 2016 to December 2016, his title was Vice President of Global Talent Management, HR Strategy & Operations. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Boston served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, for McKesson Corporation.

Jeffrey Melucci

Mr. Jeffrey P. Melucci serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel of the Company effective September 1, 2017. He was elected Senior Vice President - General Counsel in 2017. From January 2017 to September 2017, he served as Vice President, Senior Deputy General Counsel and General Counsel of Kimberly-Clark’s Global Operations. From March 2013 to January 2017, he served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. He also served as Corporate Secretary from April 2014 to September 2017 and General Counsel of Kimberly-Clark International from March 2013 to December 2016. Mr. Melucci joined Kimberly-Clark from General Electric, where he served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as General Counsel - Aviation Systems and Aviation Business Development.

Sandra MacQuillan

Ms. Sandra Jane MacQuillan is Chief Supply Chain Officer, Senior Vice President of the Company. She was elected Senior Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer in 2015. She is responsible for procurement, manufacturing, logistics, quality, safety and sustainability. Ms. MacQuillan joined Kimberly-Clark from Mars Incorporated, a manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products, where she served from 2009 to 2015 as Global Vice President, Supply Chain, responsible for manufacturing, engineering and logistics for Mars’ Global Petcare business.

Andrew Drexler

Mr. Andrew S. Drexler is appointed as Vice President, Controller of the Company, effective April 1, 2019. Mr. Drexler has served as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of J. C. Penney Company, Inc., a department store chain, since 2015. Prior to joining JCPenney, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Giant Eagle, Inc., a grocery retailer, from 2014 to 2015. He also served as Senior Vice President, Finance, and Corporate Controller for GNC Holdings, Inc., a health and nutrition retailer, from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Drexler spent 11 years at Walmart Inc. in roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President of Finance for the information systems division from 2010 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Drexler is a certified public accountant.

Alison Lewis

Ms. Alison Lewis is appointed as Chief Growth Officer of the Company, effective July 31, 2019. 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.

Ian Read

Mr. Ian C. Read is Lead Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Read was elected Executive Chairman in January 2019 of Pfizer, Inc., a drug manufacturer. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer since December 2011 and President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2010. Mr. Read joined Pfizer in 1978 in its financial organization. He worked in Latin America through 1995, holding positions of increasing responsibility, and was appointed President of the Pfizer International Pharmaceuticals Group, Latin America/Canada in 1996. In 2000, Mr. Read was named Executive Vice President of Europe/Canada and was named a corporate Vice President in 2001. In 2006, he was named Senior Vice President of Pfizer, as well as Group President of its Worldwide Biopharmaceutical Businesses.

Abelardo Bru

Mr. Abelardo E. Bru is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Bru retired as Vice Chairman of PepsiCo, a food and beverage company, in 2005. He joined PepsiCo in 1976. Mr. Bru served from 1999 to 2003 as President and Chief Executive Officer and in 2003 to 2004 as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Frito-Lay Inc., a division of PepsiCo. Prior to leading Frito-Lay, Mr. Bru led PepsiCo’s largest international business, Sabritas Mexico, as President and General Manager from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Bru is a member of the board of directors of the Education is Freedom Foundation. Other public company boards served on since 2014: DIRECTV (through July 2015) and Kraft Foods Group, Inc. (through July 2015).

Robert Decherd

Mr. Robert W. Decherd is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Decherd was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation, a newspaper publishing and Internet company, in May 2018. He previously served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation from 2008 to 2013 and served as Vice Chairman of the Board from 2013 to 2016. Mr. Decherd was Chief Executive Officer of Belo Corp., a broadcasting and newspaper publishing company, from 1987 to 2008, when the company split its newspaper and television businesses into two publicly-held entities. Mr. Decherd is presently Chairman of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a civic organization. He has served as a member of the Advisory Council of the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Board of Visitors of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Other public company boards served on since 2014: A. H. Belo Corporation

Fabian Garcia

Mr. Fabian T. Garcia is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Garcia served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Revlon Inc., a cosmetics and beauty care products company, from April 2016 to January 2018. Prior to joining Revlon, he served as Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation and Growth, Europe and Hill’s Pet Nutrition (added responsibility in 2012), of Colgate-Palmolive Company, a household, health care and personal products company, from 2010 to April 2016. From 2007 to 2010, he served as Executive Vice President and President, Colgate – Latin America and Global Sustainability. He joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2003 as President, Colgate Greater Asia Pacific. Other public company boards served on since 2014: Revlon, Inc. (from April 2016 through January 2018)

Mae Jemison

Dr. Mae C. Jemison, M.D., is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Dr. Jemison is founder and President of The Jemison Group, Inc., a science, technology and innovation consulting company, and is also the Principal for the 100 Year Starship Project, an initiative started through competitive seed funding from DARPA that promotes science, technological and human systems breakthroughs and innovations by seeking to ensure that the capability required for human space travel to another star exists within 100 years. Dr. Jemison founded the Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence and developed The Earth We Share international science camp and STEM programs. She was president and founder of BioSentient medical devices company from 2000 to 2012. Dr. Jemison was professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College from 1995 to 2002 and is currently an adjunct professor at Dartmouth’s medical school. From 1987 to 1993 she served as a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) astronaut. Dr. Jemison is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and currently chairs its new study on increasing representation of women in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine for the National Academies. She serves on the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. She was founding chair of the State of Texas Product Development and Small Business Incubator Board and was a member of the National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering. Other public company boards served on since 2014: Scholastic Corporation (through September 2015) and Valspar Corporation (through June 2017).

Nancy Karch

Ms. Nancy J. Karch is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Ms. Karch served as a Director (senior partner) of McKinsey & Co., an independent consulting firm, from 1988 until her retirement in 2000. She had served in various executive capacities at McKinsey since 1974. Ms. Karch is Director Emeritus of McKinsey’s Stamford, Connecticut office, and serves on the governing boards of Westchester Land Trust, SPCA of Westchester and St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children, all of which are not-for-profit entities. Other public company boards served on since 2014: CEB Inc. (through January 2015), Genworth Financial, Inc. (through April 2016), Kate Spade & Company (through July 2017) and Mastercard Incorporated.

Sherilyn McCoy

Ms. Sherilyn S. McCoy is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McCoy served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of Avon Products, Inc., a personal care products company, from 2012 to February 2018. Prior to joining Avon, Ms. McCoy had a 30-year career at Johnson & Johnson, where she rose to Vice Chairman in January 2011. Most recently at Johnson & Johnson, Ms. McCoy oversaw Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Corporate Office of Science & Technology, and Information Technology divisions. Prior to that, she served in a number of leadership roles, including Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group from 2009 to 2011; Worldwide Chairman, Surgical Care Group from 2008 to 2009; and Company Group Chairman and Worldwide Franchise Chairman of Ethicon, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, from 2005 to 2008. Earlier in her career, Ms. McCoy was Global President of the Baby and Wound Care franchise; Vice President, Marketing for a variety of global brands; and Vice President, Research & Development for the Personal Products Worldwide Division. She serves on the board of directors of AstraZeneca plc, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company.

Christa Quarles

Ms. Christa S. Quarles serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Quarles served as Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable, Inc., a provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, Inc. from November 2015 to December 2018. Ms. Quarles served as the Chief Financial Officer of OpenTable from May 2015 to November 2015, when she was appointed Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining OpenTable, Ms. Quarles served as Chief Business Officer of Nextdoor, Inc. from June 2014 to May 2015. From 2010 to June 2014, Ms. Quarles held positions of increasing responsibility with The Walt Disney Company, including Senior Vice President, General Manager Mobile and Social Games; General Manager, Disney Mobile Games; and Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Operations, Mobile and Social Games. Prior to that, she was Chief Financial Officer of Playdom Inc., which was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in September 2010.

Marc Shapiro

Mr. Marc J. Shapiro is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Shapiro served as the non-executive Chairman of Texas operations for JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial services company, from 2003 to 2017. He served as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. from 1997 through 2003 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chase Bank of Texas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., from 1989 until 1997. Mr. Shapiro serves on the boards of the Baylor College of Medicine, the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center Hospital, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Baker Institute at Rice University.

Michael White

Mr. Michael D. White is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation , effective September 1, 2015. Mr. White served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of DIRECTV, a leading provider of digital television entertainment services, from 2010 to July 2015. From 2003 until 2009, Mr. White was Chief Executive Officer of PepsiCo International and Vice Chairman, PepsiCo, Inc. after holding positions of increasing importance with PepsiCo since 1990. Mr. White is a member of the Boston College Board of Trustees and is Chairman of the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids.

Paul Alexander