Key Executives is pleased to announce The Top 25 Consumer Product Executives of 2023. Thanks to the industrial revolution that occurred during the mid-19th century, the consumer products industry has experienced a substantial transformation over the years, enabling the efficient, cost-effective, and consistent manufacturing of numerous goods. Today, the industry holds significant influence in the global economy, constituting over 60% of the world economy's trade volume. The executives featured on this year's list are instrumental in guiding the strategic direction of a company's product offerings, significantly influencing overall business success. Their crucial roles involve identifying market trends, comprehending customer needs, supervising product development, implementing effective market strategies, and ensuring products retain relevance in a competitive market.
A prime example of excellence in the consumer products industry is Juan Luciano, chairman, president, and CEO of ADM, a company that has been around for more than a century. Luciano, who has been with ADM since 2011, has spearheaded a number of game-changing initiatives, including the increased use of innovative technologies and expansion of ADM’s global footprint. Meanwhile, as chairman and CEO of 3M, Mike Roman is in charge of one of the world’s leading science companies. Notably, under Roman’s leadership, 3M helped lead the response to COVID-19 and distributed 4 billion respirators globally to protect nurses, doctors, and first responders. In addition, this year we celebrate the work of James Quincey, the chairman and CEO of The Coca‑Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world and has led numerous acquisitions for the soda giant.
Please join us in recognizing the accomplishments of The Top 25 Consumer Product Executives of 2023.
1. Mark Schneider
Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé
Mark Schneider became Nestlé's Chief Executive Officer in January 2017. Together with the company's 275,000 associates in 188 countries, he strives to enhance the quality of life through the power of food with Nestlé’s 2,000+ brands. Schneider has worked with Nestlé's Board and executive team to sharpen the company’s strategic focus on high-growth categories like coffee, pet care, and nutritional health products. He has supported the company's innovation efforts to bring new products even faster to market. Schneider is actively engaged with the team in exploring healthy, delicious, and nutritious products and enjoys trying new samples himself.
Prior to Nestlé, Schneider was CEO of the Fresenius Group from 2003 to 2016. He joined Fresenius in 2001 as CFO of Fresenius Medical Care. Between 1989 and 2001, he held several senior executive positions with the Haniel Group, a privately held, diversified German multinational company. Schneider is a member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé S.A., Roche Holding Ltd, the World Economic Forum (WEF) Board of Trustees and its International Business Council, the European Round Table for Industry, and the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum. He has a graduate degree in Finance and Accounting and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University.
2. Ramon Laguarta
Chief Executive Officer, Pepsico
Ramon Laguarta is the chairman and CEO of PepsiCo, a company whose products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $86 billion in net revenue in 2022. Laguarta, a 25-year PepsiCo veteran, has served as CEO since 2018, and chairman since 2019. As chairman and CEO, he has begun pivoting the company toward accelerated growth. Under Laguarta’s leadership, the company is also adopting new leadership behaviors that are focused on driving high performance and building competitive advantage.
In addition to being a member of the PepsiCo Board of Directors, Laguarta also currently serves as a director of Visa Inc. He also currently serves as the Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Board of Stewards for the Food Systems Initiative. Laguarta is a native of Barcelona and holds an MBA from ESADE Business School in Spain and a Master’s in International Management (M.M.) from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
3. Jon Moeller
Chairman of the Board, President & Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble
Jon Moeller has been a member of P&G’s global leadership team since 2009, serving as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Vice Chairman. Throughout his career, he has held various senior leadership roles in categories, sectors, and regions. He’s also helped build several of P&G’s core businesses. Moeller has played a pivotal role in designing and implementing P&G’s portfolio, superiority, productivity, and organization design strategy, as part of the most significant transformation in the company’s history. Moeller graduated from Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management with an MBA and from Cornell University with an undergraduate degree in biology.
P&G serves consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ambi Pur®, Ariel®, Bounty®, Charmin®, Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Fairy®, Febreze®, Gain®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Lenor®, Olay®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, SK-II®, Tide®, Vicks®, and Whisper®. The P&G community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.
4. Roland Busch
President and CEO, Siemens Ag
Roland Busch has been President and CEO of Siemens AG since February 2021. He joined the Managing Board of the company in 2011 and has additional responsibility as the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Siemens Mobility GmbH. Siemens AG is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. Busch joined Siemens in 1994 as a project manager at the Global Research Department. In 2002, he was appointed Head of the Infotainment Solutions Division of the automotive business. In 2005, he moved to Shanghai, where he served as President and CEO of Siemens VDO Automotive Asia Pacific.
In 2007, Busch returned to Germany to head the Mass Transit Division of the Transportation Systems Group. In 2008, he was named Head of Corporate Strategies. In 2011, he became a Member of the Managing Board as CEO of the Infrastructure & Cities Sector. He held the position of CTO from December 2016 until September 2020 and was COO from October 2018 to September 2019. From October 2019 to January 2021 he held the position of Deputy CEO. Busch studied physics at Friedrich Alexander University in Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany – where he also received his doctorate – and at the University of Grenoble in France. He holds management positions on several industry boards and committees, among them the “Plattform Industrie 4.0”. He was born in Erlangen, Germany, in 1964.
5. Juan Luciano
CEO, Archer Daniels Midland
Juan R. Luciano is Chair of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of ADM. Luciano joined ADM in 2011 as executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was named president in February 2014, and in January 2015 became the ninth chief executive in ADM’s 112-year history. He became chairman of the board in January 2016. Under Luciano’s leadership, ADM has undergone a remarkable evolution, building on more than a century of heritage to create a global nutrition business, with an industry-leading array of ingredients and solutions that are opening the door to growth opportunities in key global macro trend areas.
He has spearheaded the increased use of innovative technologies to meet customer needs and led a strategic growth campaign that has expanded ADM’s global footprint, building capabilities and adding talent and expertise that allow it to create value at every part of the global value chain. Before joining ADM, Luciano had a successful 25-year tenure at The Dow Chemical Company, where he last served as executive vice president and president of the Performance division. He serves on the Rush University Medical Center board of trustees and is a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Commercial Club of Chicago, and the Business Roundtable. Luciano holds an industrial engineering degree from the Buenos Aires Institute of Technology.
6. Hein Schumacher
Chief Executive Officer, Unilever
Hein Schumacher was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2023. As CEO of Unilever, Schumacher is responsible for leading one of the world’s largest and most geographically diverse consumer goods businesses, with a presence in 190 countries, serving 3.4 billion people every day. He was CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina, an €11bn business operating in over 40 countries – and with products sold in over 100 – from January 2018 to May 2023. During that time, Schumacher delivered significant portfolio and organization change as part of transforming it into a more focused, growth-driven, and sustainable business. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Schumacher was Royal FrieslandCampinas’s Chief Financial Officer for three years.
Prior to joining Royal FrieslandCampina, Schumacher worked for H.J. Heinz for over a decade. In 2008 he was appointed Chief Strategy Officer, before moving to Heinz China in 2011 as its President and CEO. In 2013, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Kraft Heinz’s Asia Pacific Zone and led a successful turnaround of the business, which spanned China, Indonesia, India, Japan, and Oceania. Earlier in his career, Schumacher worked in finance as Corporate Controller in Asia and Central America for Royal Ahold NV. He began his career as a Finance Manager at Unilever, working in Germany and the Netherlands. Schumacher served as a Non-Executive Director of Unilever from October 2022 until he was appointed CEO. He holds a Master’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Amsterdam.
7. Kevin Hourican
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sysco
Kevin Hourican earned an undergraduate degree in economics and a master’s degree in supply chain management from The Pennsylvania State University. He has served as Sysco’s President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors since February 1, 2020. Kevin is leading Sysco’s large-scale, customer-focused, and growth-related transformation, aimed at further improving the way Sysco supports its customers and accelerating profitable sales growth.
Before Sysco, he served as Executive Vice President of CVS Health Corporation, a premier health innovation company, and President of CVS Pharmacy from April 2018 to January 2020, overseeing CVS Health’s $85 billion retail business, including 9,900 retail stores and over 200,000 employees, as well as merchandising, marketing, supply chain, real estate, front store operations, pharmacy growth, pharmacy clinical care, and pharmacy operations. He previously held the roles of Executive Vice President, Retail Pharmacy and Supply Chain from June 2016 to March 2018, CVS Health’s pharmacy operations, professional services, and retail pharmacy product innovation and development functions.
8. Bernard Arnault
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lvmh Moet Hennessy - Louis Vuitton
Bernard Arnault is Chairman and CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group. Born to an industrial family in Roubaix, France on March 5, 1949, Arnault attended the Roubaix lycée and the Faidherbe lycée in Lille. He then went on to study at the Ecole Polytechnique. He began his professional career that year as an engineer with the Ferret-Savinel construction company and was promoted to various executive management positions before becoming Chairman in 1978. Arnault remained there until 1984 when he undertook the reorganization of the Financière Agache holding company.
In 1989, Arnault became the majority shareholder of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, creating the world’s leading luxury products group. Arnault has been Chairman and CEO of the company since that date. Arnault is also President of the Board of Directors of Groupe Arnault S.E. He has been awarded the honorary titles of Grand Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.
9. Delphine Arnault
CEO, Christian Dior
Delphine Arnault began her career with the international strategy consultancy firm McKinsey, where she worked as a consultant for two years. In 2000, she moved to designer John Galliano’s company, which she helped develop, acquiring hands-on experience in the fashion industry.
In 2001, Arnault joined Christian Dior Couture, where she served as Deputy Managing Director from 2008 to 2013. In 2013, she was appointed Executive Vice President of Louis Vuitton, in charge of supervising all of Louis Vuitton’s products-related activities. Since February 1, 2023, Delphine Arnault has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Christian Dior Couture. Furthermore, Arnault is a member of the LVMH Board of Directors; and the Executive Committee.
10. Michel Doukeris
CEO, Anheuser-Busch Inbev
Michel Doukeris has served as AB InBev's CEO since July 2021. Born in 1973, he is a Brazilian citizen and holds a degree in chemical engineering from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Brazil; and a master's in marketing from Fundação Getulio Vargas, which is also located in Brazil. Doukeris has also completed post-graduate programs in Marketing and Marketing Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton Business School in the United States. Doukeris joined AB InBev in 1996 and held a number of commercial operations roles in Latin America before moving to Asia, where he led AB InBev’s China and Asia Pacific operations for seven years. In 2016 he moved to the U.S. to assume the position of global Chief Sales Officer. In January 2018 he assumed leadership of Anheuser-Busch and the North American business.
As a company, AB InBev's brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From their European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, they leverage the collective strengths of approximately 167,000 colleagues based in nearly 50 countries worldwide.
11. Donnie King
President & CEO, Tyson Foods
Donnie King is President and CEO of Tyson Foods, whose more than 139,000 team members at over 150 facilities around the world continue to build a portfolio of the world’s fastest-growing protein brands, including Tyson®, Jimmy Dean®, Hillshire Farm®, Sara Lee®, Ball Park®, Wright®, Aidells®, and State Fair®. King was elected as a board member in February 2022. As CEO, King combines a drive for operational and financial excellence with a deep commitment to integrity and a passion for sustainability.
King started his career at Tyson Foods in 1982 in the Poultry segment and has since held leadership positions in businesses across the company. Most recently, in the roles of Chief Operating Officer and International Business Group President, King helped grow Tyson’s global footprint, including in high-growth markets in Asia. He also served as President of North American Operations, where he was responsible for Poultry, Fresh Meats, International, and Prepared Foods operations. King has served on the board of directors of the National Chicken Council and the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Arkansas-Monticello.
12. Mike Roman
CEO and Chairman of the Board, 3M Co.
Mike Roman is chairman and CEO of 3M, one of the world’s leading science companies. 3M applies and combines its 51 technology platforms to empower consumers, reshape the future of manufacturing, improve healthcare, and enhance the performance of automobiles and electronics. Under Roman’s leadership, 3M helped lead the response to COVID-19 and distributed 4 billion respirators globally to protect nurses, doctors, and first responders – including 2 billion respirators in the United States.
Roman became CEO in July 2018 and chairman in May 2019. He previously served as chief operating officer, led 3M’s largest business group, and was chief strategist. Roman has lived and led businesses around the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. He holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He serves on the board of Abbott Laboratories, the University of Minnesota Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and President Biden’s Export Council. As a former “Big,” Roman is a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
13. Stefan Bomhard
Chief Executive Officer, Imperial Brands
Stefan Bomhard joined Imperial in July 2020 from Inchcape plc, a global distribution and retail leader in the premium and luxury automotive sectors, where he delivered successful transformational change during a five-year tenure as Chief Executive. Imperial Brands PLC is a British multinational tobacco company headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom. Imperial Brands' portfolio includes a range of tobacco products, such as cigarettes, cigars, and smokeless tobacco, along with non-tobacco products like vaping devices and e-cigarettes. The company has a history dating back to the 19th century and has gone through various strategic shifts to adapt to changing market trends and regulations in the tobacco sector.
Prior to his role at Inchcape, Bomhard was President of Bacardi Limited's European region and was also responsible for Bacardi's Global commercial organization and Global Travel Retail. Bomhard has a PhD in marketing and has accrued significant experience in the consumer and retail sectors during his career. Previous roles have included Chief Commercial Officer of Cadbury plc and Chief Operating Officer of Unilever Food Solutions Europe. This followed senior management and sales and marketing positions at Diageo (Burger King) and Procter & Gamble.
14. Zhang Ruimin
Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors & CEO, Haier Smart Home Co., LTD
Zhang Ruimin, the father of the Rendanheyi business model, and one of the global top 50 thinkers, has built the world's number one white goods brand – Haier. With his constant innovation in management models, he sparks attention and recognition in the field of management both at home and abroad. Ruimin was also elected as an alternate member of the 16th, 17th, and 18th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. He is the current Secretary of the Haier Group Party Committee, Chairman of the Board of Directors, and CEO of Haier Group.
Founded in 1984, Haier Group is the world's leading provider of solutions for better living and digital transformation. They have built 10 R&D centers, 71 research institutes, 35 industrial parks, 138 manufacturing centers, and a sales network of 230,000 nodes around the world. They are the world's only IoT Ecosystem Brand that has been ranked in the Kantar BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands for 5 consecutive years. They also retained the top position in Euromonitor's Global Major Appliances Brand for 14 consecutive years. Their global revenue reached RMB 350.6 billion and brand value reached RMB 512.3 billion.
15. Greg Heckman
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Bunge
Greg Heckman has served as Bunge Limited's CEO since 2019, and a director since October 2018. Heckman is also a Founding Partner of Flatwater Partners, a private investment firm, and has over 30 years of experience in the agriculture, energy, and food processing industries. He served as CEO of The Gavilon Group from 2008 to 2015. During his time at Gavilon, he led the company through a period of considerable growth in both the agriculture and energy industries prior to the eventual sale of the agriculture business to Marubeni Corporation and the energy business to NGL Energy Partners.
Prior to Gavilon, Heckman was Chief Operating Officer of ConAgra Foods Commercial Products and President and COO of ConAgra Trade Group. Heckman also serves as a non-employee director on the board of OCI NV, a global producer of fertilizer and chemicals. He is also a member of the North America Agribusiness Advisory Board of Rabobank, the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council, and the Aksarben Foundation Board of Governors. Heckman holds a B.S. in agriculture economics and marketing from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
16. Galen Weston
CEO and Executive Chairman, George Weston
Weston is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and Chairman and President of Loblaw Companies Limited. He previously held several senior executive positions with Loblaw Companies Limited and its subsidiaries. Prior to joining Loblaw, he was an investment banking analyst for Salomon Brothers in the U.K. George Weston Limited is a Canadian public company founded in 1882. The Company operates through its two reportable operating segments, Loblaw Companies Limited and Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust. Loblaw provides Canadians with grocery, pharmacy, health and beauty, apparel, general merchandise, financial services, and wireless mobile products and services.
Weston graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. and from Columbia University with an M.B.A. Weston is Chairman of Wittington Investments. He is also a director of Selfridges Group Limited and President of the Weston Family Foundation. Weston is the former Chairman of Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust and President’s Choice Bank.
17. John Donahoe
President and CEO, Nike
John Donahoe is President & CEO of NIKE, Inc. He is responsible for the continued growth of NIKE’s global business portfolio, which includes the Nike, Jordan, and Converse brands. John became president and CEO of NIKE in January 2020 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2014. Previously, he was the president and CEO of ServiceNow and eBay Inc., and he continues to serve as chairman of the board at PayPal. Earlier in his career, he worked for Bain & Company for nearly two decades, becoming the firm’s president and CEO in 1999. A former basketball player and lifelong sports fan, John received an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s in economics from Dartmouth College.
NIKE, Inc., named for the Greek goddess of victory, is the world's leading designer, marketer, and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Operating segments for the Nike brand are North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Greater China, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wholly-owned subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets, and distributes casual footwear, apparel, and accessories. The company was founded by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight in 1972 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.
18. Tadeu Marroco
Chief Executive Officer, British American Tobacco
Tadeu Marroco became Chief Executive in May 2023, having been appointed Finance Director in August 2019, and Deputy Finance Director in March of the same year. British American Tobacco is a truly global company with a highly successful past and a transformational future. Founded in 1902, they have evolved into one of the world’s leading consumer goods businesses, the only truly global company in their sector. As a leading FTSE company, they are spread across six continents and have more than 50,000 people worldwide. Their purpose is to build A Better Tomorrow™ by reducing the health impact of their business by offering a greater choice of enjoyable and less risky products for their consumers.
Marroco has had an amazing personal journey at BAT. And having been involved in transformational initiatives for the company, such as programs to establish BAT as a globally-integrated enterprise and various business acquisitions, he is very excited about the future that lies ahead for the company. Marroco graduated from COPPEAD Graduate School of Business in Brazil and the ESSEC Business School in France with an MBA and from the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering.
19. James Quincey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coca Cola
James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca‑Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2019. Before becoming CEO, Quincey served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the company from 2015 to 2017. From 2013 to 2015, he was President of the company’s Europe Group. Under his leadership, the group expanded its brand portfolio and improved market share. Quincey also played a key role in the creation of Coca‑Cola European Partners, one of the largest independent Coca‑Cola bottlers in the world. Quincey served as President of the Northwest Europe and Nordics business unit from 2008 to 2012. This role included leading the acquisition of innocent juice in 2009.
Quincey joined the company in Atlanta in 1996 as director of learning strategy for the Latin America Group. He went on to serve in a series of operational roles in Latin America, eventually leading to his appointment as President of the South Latin division in 2003. He was President of the company’s Mexico division from 2005 to 2008, where he led the acquisition of Jugos del Valle.
20. Miguel Patricio
Chief Executive Officer, Kraft Heinz
Miguel Patricio is the Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Heinz Company. Prior to Kraft Heinz, Patricio spent 20+ years at Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev), where he served as part of the Executive Leadership team in various positions, driving organic growth and industry-leading margins. Patricio was the Global Chief Marketing Officer at AB InBev from 2012-2018. In this role, he developed and implemented a strategic playbook for global brands Corona, Budweiser, and Stella Artois, accelerating organic sales growth, which represented more than one-third of AB InBev’s organic growth and accounted for more than 20 percent of AB InBev’s 2018 year-end global revenues.
Before that, he was AB InBev’s President of Asia Pacific from 2008 to 2012 and President of North America from 2006 to 2008. Before his career at AB InBev, Patricio held a variety of leadership positions at other global consumer packaged goods companies, including Philip Morris, The Coca-Cola Company, and Johnson & Johnson. He holds a degree in Business Administration from Fundacao Getulio Vargas in São Paulo.
21. John Witt
Group Managing Director, Jardine Matheson
John Witt was appointed Jardine Matheson’s Group Managing Director in 2020 when he also became managing director of DFI Retail Group, Hongkong Land, and Mandarin Oriental. He joined the Board in 2016 and was Group Finance Director from 2016 to 2020. He has been with the Jardine Matheson Group since 1993 and has held a number of senior finance positions, including chief financial officer of Hongkong Land. Witt is chairman of Jardine Matheson Limited and is also a director of Jardine Pacific and Jardine Motors, as well as a commissioner and chairman of the Executive Committee of Astra. He is a Chartered Accountant and has an MBA from INSEAD.
Jardine Matheson is a diversified Asian-based group with unsurpassed experience in the region, having been founded in China in 1832. Jardine Matheson operates principally in China and Southeast Asia through a large number of subsidiaries and affiliates. These companies are active in the fields of motor vehicles and related operations, property investment and development, food retailing, health and beauty, home furnishings, engineering and construction, transport services, restaurants, luxury hotels, financial services, heavy equipment, mining, and agribusiness.
22. Nicolas Hieronimus
Chief Executive Officer, L’Oréal
In May 2021 Nicolas Hieronimus was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal, as well as a member of the Board of Directors. A graduate from one of France's top Business Schools, ESSEC, Hieronimus joined L'Oréal in 1987 as Product Manager. As Marketing Director for the Laboratoires Garnier in 1993, he successfully created the Fructis haircare range. In 1998, he became GM of the Garnier Maybelline Division in the UK. In 2000, he was named GM of L'Oréal Paris France, and then International General Manager for L'Oréal Paris, which he repositioned as the "accessible luxury" brand. Nicolas developed skincare with the creation of Dermo expertise, Solar expertise, and Men expert. In 2005, he became GM of L'Oréal Mexico and later the GM of the L’Oréal Professional Products Division where he increased its global leadership, driven in particular by the launch of Inoa hair color. In January 2011, he was appointed President L’Oréal Luxe, a role that he held until the end of 2018. In addition to this role, he took up a new position as President of Selective Divisions (Luxury, Active Cosmetics, Professional Products,) on 1 July 2013 and he was named Deputy CEO in charge of Divisions on May 1, 2017.
23. Michael Hsu
CEO, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
A 20-year veteran of the consumer products industry, Michael Hsu is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Before becoming CEO in January 2019, Hsu was COO, leading the day-to-day operations of Kimberly-Clark’s business units, along with the global innovation, marketing, and supply chain functions. Joining Kimberly-Clark in 2012 as group president of the company’s nearly $8 billion North American Consumer Products business, he quickly became known as a leader with passion and vision who could drive growth and value creation.
Prior to Kimberly-Clark, Hsu was EVP and CCO at Kraft Foods. Before Kraft, he spent six years at H.J. Heinz, holding the positions of VP of marketing for Ore-Ida and Frozen Meals, and later as president for Foodservice. He launched his career in the consumer products industry as a consultant with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he rose to partner in the firm's consumer practice. Hsu earned a bachelor's degree from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife live in Dallas, Texas.
24. Atsushi Katsuki
President & CEO, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Atsushi Katsuki started his career at Nikka Whisky in 1984 and gained broad business experience in finance, sales, corporate planning, and export business. He joined Asahi Breweries in 2001 after Nikka Whisky became a wholly owned company of the Asahi Group. Katsuki served as the lead of M&A and International Business and led multiple M&A projects that contributed to the expansion and growth of the Group’s business in Japan, Asia, and Oceania.
Beginning in 2011, he served for over five years as CEO at the regional headquarters in Oceania, building a post-merger operating foundation and also promoting growth strategies. Katsuki was appointed as Director of Asahi Group Holdings in 2017, CFO in 2019, and became CEO in 2021. Today, he leads the Asahi Group, which has a presence throughout the world, including Japan, Europe, Oceania, and Southeast Asia.
25. Marc Bitzer
CEO and Chairman, Whirlpool Corp.
Marc Bitzer was named CEO in 2017 and was elected Chairman of the Board in 2019. Bitzer joined Whirlpool Europe in 1999 as vice president of the Bauknecht brand group. He became senior vice president of marketing sales and services at Whirlpool Europe in 2000 and was named president of Whirlpool Europe in January 2006. Between 2009-2013, he went on to serve as president of Whirlpool North America and President of U.S. operations and later was named vice chairman which included overall leadership of EMEA. Before joining Whirlpool Europe, Bitzer worked for eight years at the Boston Consulting Group in Munich and Toronto and was named vice president in 1999.
Whirlpool Corporation is committed to being the best global kitchen and laundry company, in constant pursuit of improving life at home. In an increasingly digital world, the company is driving purposeful innovation to meet the evolving needs of consumers through its iconic brand portfolio, including Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, JennAir, Indesit, Yummly and InSinkErator. In 2022, the company reported approximately $20 billion in annual sales, 61,000 employees, and 56 manufacturing and technology research centers. Bitzer earned both his MBA and doctorate from the St. Gallen Graduate School of Business, Economics, and Law in Switzerland. Bitzer also serves on the Supervisory Board of BMW AG, appointed in May 2021.