Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a US-based manufacturer of personal care products and operator of non-woven fabric mills, has announced that it has elected Deirdre Mahlan and Jaime Ramirez to its board of directors, effective immediately. Mahlan and Ramirez each will serve on the Kimberly-Clark’s audit committee, according to the company.
“Adding Mahlan and Ramirez to our board will bring valuable perspective as we execute our long-term growth strategy,” Mike Hsu, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark, said in a press release. “Deirdre has deep finance and CPG experience, having led the North American unit for one of the world's largest beverage companies, and Ramirez brings valuable international perspective from his leadership roles overseeing growth in emerging markets. Both leaders will provide unique contributions to our board conversations.”
Mahlan brings extensive experience in senior finance and general management roles, most recently from her nearly 20-year career at Diageo plc, where she rose to president of Diageo North America in 2015 after serving as the company's chief financial officer from 2010. Prior to joining Diageo in 2001, Mahlan held various senior finance roles in Joseph Seagram and Sons, and PwC.
Ramirez currently serves as executive vice president and president, Global Tools and Storage for Stanley Black & Decker. Over his 30-year career with the company, he has held various roles of global responsibility, including senior vice president and chief operating officer of the company's tools & storage business, president for the exponential learning unit (STANLEY X), and senior vice president and president of Global Emerging Markets.
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