Kimberly-Clark Appoints Patricia Corsi as Chief Growth Officer

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has revealed that Patricia Corsi will assume the role of Chief Growth Officer at Kimberly-Clark starting July 1, 2024. This appointment follows the decision of Alison Lewis to retire from the company after an illustrious 35-year career in the consumer products industry, with the last five years spent at Kimberly-Clark. Lewis will remain in an advisory capacity until September 1, 2024, ensuring a seamless transition.

Corsi comes to Kimberly-Clark from Bayer Consumer Health, where she held the position of Chief Marketing, IT, and Digital Officer. During her tenure at Bayer, Corsi spearheaded a diverse range of brand and commercial teams while overseeing the IT and Digital departments. Notably, she played a pivotal role in driving Bayer Consumer Health’s sales growth through an innovative pipeline of margin accretive products. Corsi’s achievements were recognized in 2023 when she was honored as one of the Top Chief Marketing Officers by Cannes Lions and inducted into the World Advertising Federation (WFA) Marketer of the Year Hall of Fame. Additionally, she received acclaim as an Adweek (AW) Brand Genius.

Mike Hsu, Chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark, expressed enthusiasm about Corsi’s appointment, highlighting her proven leadership in marketing and general management across diverse industries and regions. Hsu emphasized the anticipation of Corsi’s contribution to advancing Kimberly-Clark’s brand and commercial initiatives to drive long-term growth and enhance shareholder value.

Reflecting on Alison Lewis’s departure, Hsu commended her significant contributions to Kimberly-Clark, citing her instrumental role in fortifying consumer-centric brands and commercial capabilities. Lewis’s departure marks the end of an era characterized by her impactful leadership and dedication to fostering a positive team culture.

Lewis expressed gratitude for her time at Kimberly-Clark, expressing confidence in Corsi’s ability to lead the company’s growth initiatives effectively. Corsi herself expressed excitement about joining Kimberly-Clark, recognizing the company’s purpose-driven brands and strategic evolution as key drivers of growth. She looks forward to collaborating with the leadership team and Global Growth organization to continue delivering value to consumers worldwide through Kimberly-Clark’s iconic brand portfolio.

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