Colgate-Palmolive Appoints Chief Technology Officer

August 1, 2022 Colgate-Palmolive Appoints Chief Technology Officer

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has named Stephan Habif chief technology officer, effective September 1.

Habif joins Colgate from L’Oréal S.A., where he served as senior vice president of research and innovation. In his new role, Habif will oversee Colgate’s global research and development organization. He succeeds Patricia Verduin, who is retiring at the end of the year following 15 years of service with the company.

“Our world-class science and formulation capabilities are driving an exciting new-product pipeline for Colgate,” said Noel Wallace, Colgate CEO and president. “Stephan will build on the team’s strong commitment to innovation, efficacy, and sustainability, feeding our growth by advancing our purpose—to reimagine a healthier future for all people, their pets, and our planet.”

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