Group General Manager, Asia Pacific, Kimberly-Clark Professional
Anuj Lal is currently the Group General Manager, Asia-Pacific, for Kimberly Clark Professional (B2B )part of Kimberly Clark Corporation. He is based in Singapore.
Kimberly-Clark Professional* partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces* helping to make them safer, healthier and more productive ; with its key global brands that include Kleenex, Scott, Wypall, and Jackson Safety amongst others. Key product categories include Paper Hand Towels, Facial and Bath Tissues, Industrial and multi-use Wipers, & Personal protection & safety equipment like gloves, masks, eyewear etc.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is an American corporation headquartered in Texas and revenues of over $18 billion. It operates in global segments of Personal Care, Customer Tissue, and Professional with market leading brands. Its products are used daily by over one-quarter of the world’s population.
Prior to his current role, Anuj was Managing Director, ASEAN for Kimberly-Clark’s Consumer business and responsible for brands including ‘Huggies’ disposable diapers, ‘Kotex’ feminine hygiene products, in addition to ‘Kleenex’ and ‘Scott’ paper products across South-East Asian markets.
Before joining Kimberly Clark, Anuj spent 13 years at Unilever in Europe, where he worked across several countries, functions & FMCG product categories. He joined Unilever in the Foods Strategy team in The Netherlands, and then moved to the Ice Cream category in Italy, as Marketing Director for Europe, and then was VP of Marketing Operations for Europe. He then moved to the UK to lead Unilever’s Walls Ice Cream business, working with leading Ice Cream brands such as Walls, Magnum, Ben & Jerry’s, &Cornettoamongst others. His last role at Unilever was Vice President Customer Development for Unilever’s Global Categories, where he was responsible for representing the voice of key customers with global category & innovation teams.
Anuj started his career in frontline direct Sales with a start-up, entrepreneurial Indian business, Ceasefire, selling fire extinguishers, in several cities of India. He also worked with them in Marketing, Product and Business Development roles.
Anuj’s career of over 25 years has included roles in Strategy, Sales, Marketing, Business Development and General Management.
Anuj has an MBA from IMD, Switzerland and a Bachelor degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. He is an active member of the Singapore Chapter of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is married to Niru and they have two boys, aged 13 and 11.