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Kimberly-Clark Professional appoints former intern as the new GM for the UK & Ireland

Multi-national personal care business, Kimberly-Clark Professional, has appointed Craig Bowman as General Manager for the UK & Ireland.

Bowman takes up the role 14 years after he started at the global giant as an intern on an industrial placement from university. He has held roles in sales and marketing for Kimberly-Clark Professional in the UK as well as Dubai, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia in the Middle East. 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.

As a leading global manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark Professional supplies innovative and sustainable washroom solutions, hygiene products and industrial supplies across all sectors.

Bowman, who is now responsible for the operations and services of Kimberly-Clark Professional across the UK and Ireland, commented: “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. 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 Kimberly-Clark Professional Europe, Middle East and Africa ssaid: “Craig is a fantastic leader, and I am delighted he is leading our Kimberly-Clark Professional UK & 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. 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.”

FMJ has teamed up with leading outsourced communication provider, Moneypenny, to host a webinar ‘Outsourcing to help win the race for talent’ on June 28th at 11am.

This webinar will look at how outsourcing is a cost-effective and highly relevant strategy to not only counter the race for talent, but to build greater agility, expertise, infrastructure and resource into business. In particular it will acknowledge the operational challenges facing FMs as the UK starts its return to the workplace.

To register for the webinar click here.



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