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Kimberly-Clark announces new chief digital and technology officer appointment

August 3, 2022  By P&PC Staff

Kimberly-Clark announced the appointment of Zack Hicks to the newly created role of chief digital and technology officer. The appointment of this latest member of the company’s executive leadership team is effective from July 26.

“Kimberly-Clark has a clear vision for leveraging technology to drive growth,” said Hicks. “I’m excited to work with the team to bring together strong capability and next-generation technology solutions to help the company continue to win today and position us well for the future.”

Hicks comes into the company from Toyota Motors North America and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, where he spent 26 years and held numerous leadership positions of increasing responsibility. His most recent roles include serving as CEO of Toyota Connected, a startup operating as the company’s data science hub connecting vehicles, customers and businesses through machine learning and artificial intelligence. Hicks also served as chief digital officer of Toyota Motors North America, leading the company’s digital transformation and mobility efforts.


The creation of the role and the new appointment are aligned with the company’s increasing focus on digital technology in building its brands and creating differentiated capabilities.

“Zack brings to Kimberly-Clark significant experience in technology innovation, operations and team leadership,” said Mike Hsu, chairman and CEO, Kimberly-Clark. “He’s the right leader to help us leverage the full potential of technology to accelerate the next phase of our growth strategy for long-term value creation.”

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