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K-C P appoints general manager, UK and Ireland

Published 4th August, 2022 by Neil Nixon

K-C P appoints general manager, UK and Ireland

Kimberly-Clark Professional has appointed Craig Bowman as general manager for the UK and Ireland - 14 years after he started at the company as an intern on an industrial placement from university.

Craig Bowman has held roles in sales and marketing for Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK as well as Dubai, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the last 14 years. He returned to the UK in February for the first time since the start of the pandemic after a two-year stint as general manager in Israel.

“The core values of Kimberly-Clark Professional and its main purpose to provide better care for a better world still inspires and motivates me everyday,” said Craig. “We operate with this purpose in every business unit around the world. When I first met the team, I realised immediately that it was like a family with common values and goals. We all work as a unit with people who you really respect. Working in four countries over 10 years has given me a cultural understanding and functional knowledge of how the company operates. I am grateful for the opportunities that have brought a raft of experiences that has shaped me as a person and given me a much more rounded understanding of the world outside of the UK. I feel now that I have a duty to give back opportunities to others within the organisation as well as our customers and partners.”

Olena Neznal, vice-president of Kimberly-Clark Professional Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Craig is a fantastic leader, and I am delighted he is leading our Kimberly-Clark Professional UK and Ireland business. His career progression at Kimberly-Clark is a great example of how we are committed to developing talent and invested in creating the next generation of leaders in the industry. It is an exciting time to lead the UK and Ireland business - we have a talented team and great innovation like our new RightCycle Programme service to help close the loop for used hand towels and dispensers. I am confident in Craig’s leadership and believe we will build and enjoy a bright future in this industry, together with our customers and end-users.”

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