Jeff Melucci, currently senior vice president, business development and general counsel, has been named as chief transformation, business development and legal officer, adding responsibility for the company's transformation roadmap for further building its global organizational capabilities. This expanded role assumes the responsibilities of Achal Agarwal, who has announced his intent to retire at year end after 12 years with Kimberly-Clark and a nearly 40-year career. Melucci will continue to report to Mike Hsu, Kimberly-Clark chairman and CEO.
In addition, Gonzalo Uribe has been named as president of Kimberly-Clark's Latin American consumer business, and will also report to Hsu, with responsibility for the company's consumer operations across Latin America. Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 2017, Uribe has built an impressive record of results leading the Andean region, and more recently the company's North Latin America subregion. Prior to joining the company, Uribe held roles of increasing responsibility with Mondelez, Kraft, Cadbury and Nabisco. He succeeds Sergio Cruz, who has been named to a newly created leadership role reporting to Maria Henry, chief financial officer, focused on strengthening the company's digital business foundation and capabilities.
"I appreciate Achal's many contributions to Kimberly-Clark, and I wish him continued success in retirement," says Hsu. "At the same time, I welcome Jeff, Sergio and Gonzalo's leadership in these important roles and know that each of them will help accelerate execution of our global business strategy."