Achal Agarwal, has been promoted as President – Asia Pacific Region for Kimberly-Clark. The promotion comes along with plans for business restructuring at Kimberly Clark, which leads to the integration of the company’s North and South Asia regions into a single Asia Pacific model. Achal’s new role is effective March 2012.
Achal would be leading the senior leadership team of the region comprising of – the Managing Directors of ASEAN, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Korea, and Taiwan. The functional team would include region’s Finance, Human Resources, IT, Legal, and Product Supply functional leaders.
In his present role Achal Agarwal has been the president of the North Asia region for Kimberly-Clark, responsible for Kimberly-Clark’s consumer businesses in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Taiwan with brands including Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex and Scott. He has about 30 years of experience managing large, complex and fast-growing organizations in Asia, including PepsiCo International. Before joining PepsiCo, he held various leadership roles with ICI India.
Kimberly Clark, is a well established and widely recognized family and personal care brand globally. Its product portfolio comprises Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend. The company is over 140 years old and its brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally. The company employs over 57000 people across 36 countries, and its brands are sold in more than 175 countries.