Colgate-Palmolive Adds Former General Mills VP to Board

March 15, 2021

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has added Kimberly A. Nelson to the company’s board of directors.

Nelson spent nearly 30 years with General Mills Inc. in a variety of executive leadership roles. She was named senior vice president of external relations in 2010, a position she held until retiring from the company in 2018.

Colgate-Palmolive also announced Dr. Helene D. Gayle will retire from the company’s board at the end of her current term. Gayle has spent more than 10 years on the Colgate-Palmolive board and her departure is effective May 7.

“We are delighted to welcome Kim to the board and are pleased that she will contribute her outstanding capabilities to Colgate,” said Noel Wallace, Colgate chairman, president, and CEO. “Helene has our profound thanks for her immeasurable contributions to Colgate’s business success and governance excellence, and we extend our best wishes for her continued success.”

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