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Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Falk

59 2003 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Hsu

53 2017 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Maria Henry

52 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Achal Agarwal

58 2012 President, Kimberly-Clark Asia-Pacific Region

Larry Allgaier

59 2017 Group President, K-C North America

Sergio Cruz

51 2017 President, K-C Latin America

Anthony Palmer

58 2012 President - Global Brands and Innovation

Gustavo Paz

56 2014 President, K-C Europe, Middle East & Africa

Kimberly Underhill

53 2014 President - Kimberly-Clark Professional

J. Scott Boston

55 2017 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Jeffrey Melucci

47 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Sandra MacQuillan

51 2015 Chief Supply Chain Officer, Senior Vice President

Giuseppina Buonfantino

50 2018 Chief Marketing Officer

Ian Read

64 2017 Lead Independent Director

John Bergstrom

71 1987 Independent Director

Abelardo Bru

69 2005 Independent Director

Robert Decherd

67 2008 Independent Director

Fabian Garcia

58 2011 Independent Director

Mae Jemison

61 2002 Independent Director

James Jenness

71 2017 Independent Director

Nancy Karch

70 2010 Independent Director

Christa Quarles

44 2016 Independent Director

Marc Shapiro

70 2012 Independent Director

Michael White

66 2015 Independent Director

Paul Alexander

Vice President - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Falk

Mr. Thomas J. Falk is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. He was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 2003 and President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer since 1999. 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 has been a director of Kimberly-Clark since 1999. He also serves on the board of directors of Lockheed Martin Corporation, 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.

Michael Hsu

Mr. Michael D. Hsu is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. He was elected President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board in January 2017. He is 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., a North American grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate, 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.

Larry Allgaier

Mr. Larry P. Allgaier serves as Group President, K-C North America of the Company. He was elected Group President, K-C North America in April 2017. Mr. Allgaier joined Kimberly-Clark from Mars Incorporated, a manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products, where he served from 2016 to 2017 as President, Global Veterinary Health, and from 2012 to 2015 as President, North America Petcare. Prior to joining Mars, Mr. Allgaier served from 2009 to 2012 as Chief Executive Officer of New Chapter, Inc., a vitamin, mineral and supplement company, and from 2003 to 2009 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Over the Counter Medicines Unit at Novartis AG. He began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company.

Sergio Cruz

Mr. Sergio Cruz is President, K-C Latin America of the Company. He was elected President, K-C Latin America in January 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 Latin America - Brazil and from 2011 to 2013, he served as Managing Director, 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.

Anthony Palmer

Mr. Anthony J. Palmer is President - Global Brands and Innovation of the Company. He was elected President - Global Brands and Innovation in 2012. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer from 2006 to 2012. He leads the global development of our consumer categories through marketing, innovation, category and customer development and shopper marketing. In addition, he leads our global marketing, innovation and corporate research and development functions. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark in 2006, he served in a number of senior marketing and general management roles at Kellogg Company from 2002 to 2006, including as Managing Director of Kellogg's United Kingdom business. He also serves on the board of directors of The Hershey Company.

Gustavo Paz

Mr. Gustavo Calvo Paz is President, K-C Europe, Middle East & Africa of the Company. He was elected President, K-C Europe, Middle East & Africa in 2014. He is responsible for our consumer business in our Europe, Middle East & Africa region. From 2010 to 2014, he served as President, K-C Middle East, Eastern Europe & Africa. Mr. Calvo Paz joined Kimberly-Clark in 1996 and has held a number of positions with increasing responsibility within our international business operations.

Kimberly Underhill

Ms. Kimberly K. Underhill is President - Kimberly-Clark Professional of the Company. She was elected President of K-C Professional in 2014. From 2011 to 2014, she served as President, Consumer Europe. She is responsible for our global professional business, which includes commercial tissue and wipers, skin care, safety and do-it-yourself products. 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.

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 January 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 2017, 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. 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 where she served from 2009 to 2015 as Global Vice President, Supply Chain, responsible for manufacturing, engineering and logistics for Mars’ Global Petcare business.

Giuseppina Buonfantino

Ms. Giuseppina Buonfantino is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company. Ms. Buonfantino most recently served as President of Kimberly-Clark's baby and child care business inNorth America, where she led the innovation, manufacturing and marketing of trusted brands including Huggies ® , Pull-Ups ® and GoodNites ® . She joined Kimberly-Clark in 2011 as Vice President of global adult and feminine care brands, and shaped the global growth strategy for the brands in this category. Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Ms. Buonfantino held various global franchise, marketing and brand leadership roles at Johnson & Johnson for 18 years, including Vice President for the Neutrogena Global Franchise where she led marketing, innovation, and globalization of the brand's franchise inAsia,Europe,Middle East, andLatin America. Ms. Buonfantino serves on the board of directors for Carter's Inc.

Ian Read

Mr. Ian C. Read is Lead Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Read was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in December 2011 and President and Chief Executive Officer in December 2010, of Pfizer, Inc., a drug manufacturer. 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. Other public company boards he served on since 2013 are Pfizer, Inc.

John Bergstrom

Mr. John F. Bergstrom is an Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Bergstrom has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bergstrom Corporation, Neenah, Wisconsin, for more than the past five years. Bergstrom Corporation owns and operates automobile sales and leasing businesses and a credit life insurance company based in Wisconsin. Other public company boards he served on since 2013: Advance Auto Parts, Inc., Associated Banc-Corp, WEC Energy Group, Inc. and Wisconsin Electric Power Company.

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 he served on since 2013 are DIRECTV (from May 2013 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 retired as Vice Chairman of the Board of A. H. Belo Corporation, a newspaper publishing and Internet company, in December 2016. Before becoming Vice Chairman in September 2013, he served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of A. H. Belo Corporation since it was spun off from Belo Corp. in February 2008. Prior to February 2008, Mr. Decherd was Chief Executive Officer of Belo Corp., a broadcasting and newspaper publishing company, for 21 years. Mr. Decherd has served as a member of the Advisory Council for the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Board of Visitors of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He is presently Chairman of Parks for Downtown Dallas, a civic organization. Other public company boards he served on since 2013 are A. H. Belo Corporation and Belo Corp. (through December 2013).

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 he served since 2013 are 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 seeks 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 serves on the boards of the Texas Medical Center and 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 she served on since 2013 are Scholastic Corporation (through September 2015) and Valspar Corporation (through June 2017).

James Jenness

Mr. James M. Jenness is Independent Director of Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Mr. Jenness has served as a Director of Kellogg Company, a producer of cereal and convenience foods, since 2000. From 2005 to 2014 he was Executive Chairman of the Board of Kellogg and he served as Chief Executive Officer of Kellogg from February 2005 through 2006. Mr. Jenness was Chief Executive Officer of Integrated Merchandising Systems LLC, a market leader in outsource management for retail promotion and branded merchandising, from 1997 to 2004. He served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Leo Burnett Company, Kellogg’s major advertising agency partner, from 1974 to 1997, including as Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Director. He serves as a Life Trustee of DePaul University and serves on DePaul’s College of Commerce Advisory Council. He is a Regent for Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Other public company boards he served on since 2013 are Kellogg Company and Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. (since May 2015).

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 board of overseers of Northwell Health and the board of SPCA of Westchester, both of which are not-for-profit entities. Other public company boards she served on since 2013 are CEB Inc. (through January 2015), Genworth Financial, Inc. (through April 2016), Kate Spade & Company (through July 2017) and Mastercard Incorporated.

Christa Quarles

Ms. Christa S. Quarles serves as Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Quarles serves as Chief Executive Officer of OpenTable, Inc., a provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group, Inc. 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 retired in 2003 as Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co., a financial services company. Before becoming Vice Chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co. in 1997, Mr. Shapiro was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Chase Bank of Texas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase & Co., from 1989 until 1997. He now serves as a consultant to JPMorgan Chase & Co. and as non-executive Chairman of its Texas operations. 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. Other public company boards he served on since 2013 are The Mexico Fund and Weingarten Realty Investors.

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. Other public company boards he served on since 2013 are Bank of America Corporation (since June 2016), DIRECTV (through July 2015) and Whirlpool Corporation.

Paul Alexander