Christian Brickman joined Kimberly-Clark Sept. 1 as chief strategy officer, reporting to chairman and CEO Thomas Falk. In this position, Mr. Brickman will lead the development and monitoring of the company's strategic plans and processes to enhance K-C's enterprise growth initiatives.
Mr. Brickman was previously a principal in McKinsey & Company's Dallas office and a leader in the firm's consumer packaged goods and operations practices. His recent consulting experiences include a broad mix of strategy, organization and operations projects for leading global packaged goods companies.
Before joining McKinsey, Mr. Brickman was president and CEO of Whitlock Packaging (1998-2001), the largest non-carbonated beverage co-packaging company in the U.S. From 1994 through 1998 he was with Guinness/United Distillers initially as vice president of strategic planning and then as vice president and general manager for Guinness Brewing Worldwide's Latin America region. Mr. Brickman's previous experiences included serving as managing consultant for CSC Index Consulting and as marketing director for Aspartame at the NutraSweet Company.
"Mr. Brickman, with his extensive consumer goods industry knowledge and demonstrated record of improving business effectiveness, will bring valuable perspective to our management team," Mr. Falk said. "He is a talented leader and possesses a unique combination of senior line management and broad consulting experience. I am confident that he will contribute greatly to our efforts to deliver on the commitments of our global business plan."