Kimberly-Clark Brazil names first female CEO

Kimberly-Clark Brazil names first female CEO

THE WHAT? Kimberly-Clark’s Brazil unit has announced the appointment of Andrea Rolim as its next CEO, according to a report published by Leaders League. Rolim will make history as the first woman to step into the top job.

THE DETAILS Rolim joins the US manufacturer of Huggies from GSK where she was General Manager of Consumer Health Care Brazil. She is charged with continuing the company’s ongoing activities and developing new strategic growing projects.

THE WHY? Rolim brings some 30 years of experience in the FMCG sphere to the role, having kicked off her career at Unilever in 1993 and worked her way ip to Vice President Personal Care there. As Sergio Cruz, CEO for Latin America at Kimberly-Clark told Leaders League, “With much joy we celebrate Andrea’s arrival to our board. It is a very important step for Kimberly-Clark in Brazil to have such an inspiring woman in command, with a great deal of experience and knowledge. Her presence within our team will be fundamental to maintaining our local operation as one of the most strategic on a global scale, besides serving as a great source of inspiration for the development of future leaderships in the company.”