Achal Agarwal is President of Kimberly-Clark’s Asia Pacific consumer business. Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Achal has over 30 years of experience in leading large, complex business turnarounds in multi-cultural environments and creating scale through market share growth, while building a legacy of empowered leaders. Before joining Kimberly-Clark in 2008, Achal led PepsiCo’s businesses in India, Greater China and Sub Saharan Africa. He led the transformation of PepsiCo’s China beverage business for over a decade to become the largest market for PepsiCo International.
Under Achal’s leadership Kimberly-Clark has been honored with several awards across APAC for its business performance, HR practices, sustainability initiatives and innovations -- be it the Most Admired Company in Korea; the Best Place to Work for in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam; Environment Sustainability in Singapore, Australia & Korea; Corporate Citizenship & Innovation in China; Effies in Singapore, Hong Kong & Korea recognising marketing innovation and its brands consistently being featured among the Most Trusted Brands across the region.
Achal is a Board Member on Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, WWF-Singapore, AVPN (Asian Venture Philanthropy Network), various entities of K-C including Kimberly-Clark Lever Ltd (JV with Unilever India) and is on the Advisory Board of the Antai College of Economics & Management, Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
An alumnus of Wharton & Delhi University, Achal is based in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.
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