North America: Market models for a new reality

Kim Underhill: Keynote Presentation

Group President, Kimberly-Clark North America

Biography: As Group President of Kimberly-Clark North America, Kim Underhill is responsible for the company's nearly $8 billion North American Personal Care and Consumer Tissue businesses, and some of the world's most recognized and trusted consumer brands, including Huggies®,
Pull-Ups®, Kotex®, Depend®, Kleenex®, Cottonelle® and Scott®.

Underhill previously served as president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, a $3.5 billion B2B unit of
Kimberly-Clark. She spearheaded the development of brand-led innovation through a focus segment approach, in addition to driving scalable customer-centric business strategies through an operational and commercial lens. Prior to that, she served as president of Kimberly-Clark’s consumer business in Europe.

Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 1988, she has held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility in research & engineering, supply chain, and marketing. She began her career at General Electric as a process engineer.

Underhill sits on the board of directors for Foot Locker Inc., the Network for Executive Women and ThedaCare Regional Medical Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in engineering management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. She is an active volunteer for Boy Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity and United Way.