Essity Announces Organizational Restructuring

September 14, 2022

Essity has announced a new organizational structure comprised of four business units—consumer goods Americas, consumer goods Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), professional hygiene, and health and medical, effective December 31.

Andres Gomez, current vice president sales and marketing hygiene Andean and Caribbean, has been appointed president of the consumer goods Americas unit. The division will include consumer tissue, baby care, feminine care, and incontinence products retail operations in the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

Pablo Fuentes, current president of Essity Latin America, will assume the title of president of the professional hygiene division. He succeeds Don Lewis, who announced he was leaving the company earlier this week.

The health and medical solutions business unit will be led by Ulrika Kolsrud. Essity has appointed Volker Zöller president of the consumer goods EMEA division.

“These changes will streamline our organization, which will increase our efficiency and capability to leverage innovation and digitalization across Essity and strengthen the focus on our consumer products categories in the Americas,” said Magnus Groth, Essity CEO and president.

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Essity is a global hygiene and health company that develops, produces, and sells personal care, consumer tissue, and professional hygiene products and solutions. For more information visit