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Kimberly-Clark names Patricia Corsi as new chief growth officer

20 May '24
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Kimberly-Clark names Patricia Corsi as new chief growth officer
Patricia Corsi. Pic: Kimberly-Clark/LinkedIn

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  • Patricia Corsi will become Kimberly-Clark's chief growth officer starting July 1, succeeding Alison Lewis, who retires after 35 years in the consumer products industry.
  • Corsi joins from Bayer Consumer Health, with notable achievements in marketing and innovation.
  • CEO Mike Hsu praised Corsi's leadership, while Lewis expressed confidence in her successor.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation has announced that Patricia Corsi will join Kimberly-Clark as chief growth officer, effective July 1, 2024. She succeeds Alison Lewis, who has decided to retire from the company after 35 years in the consumer products industry, including the last five years at Kimberly-Clark. Lewis will serve in an advisory role until September 1, 2024, to ensure a smooth transition.

Corsi joins Kimberly-Clark from Bayer Consumer Health, where she served as chief marketing, IT and digital officer and led a broad set of brand and commercial teams and oversaw the IT and digital organisations. Among her accomplishments at Bayer, Corsi led the company's margin accretive innovation pipeline, with new products representing the majority of Bayer Consumer Health's sales growth over a five-year period. In 2023, she was named one of the top chief marketing officers by Cannes Lions, inducted into the World Advertising Federation (WFA) Marketer of the Year Hall of Fame, and recognised as an Adweek (AW) Brand Genius.

"We're excited to welcome Patricia to Kimberly-Clark," said chairman and CEO Mike Hsu. "She brings strong marketing and general management leadership as well as a track record of delivering results for leading brands across various industries and geographies. I'm looking forward to her leadership in accelerating our brand and commercial programmes to drive our long-term growth aspirations for shareholder value creation."

"Alison leaves a tremendous legacy at Kimberly-Clark. Her leadership over our global growth organisation has resulted in stronger, consumer-centric brands and commercial capabilities that have positioned the company well for our next chapter of growth. She is also a beloved leader who brought out the best in her teams. On behalf of everyone at K-C, we thank Alison for her lasting impact on our business,” Hsu continued.

"It has been my honour to be a part of such a special team and culture at Kimberly-Clark," said Lewis. "I'm proud of what we accomplished, and I know there are more great things ahead for the company. I'm delighted to see a dynamic leader like Patricia step in to be the next chief growth officer of Kimberly-Clark. I know the team will continue to successfully execute on the company's growth initiatives with Patricia in this role. I look forward to supporting a seamless transition and following the team's successes for many years to come."

"From the company's purpose-driven brands to its strategic transformation powering the next chapter of growth, it's an exciting time to join Kimberly-Clark," said Corsi. "I look forward to working with Mike, the leadership team and the Global Growth organisation to continue making a difference in the lives of consumers around the world through the company's portfolio of iconic brands."

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