Executive Team

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Ian Cook*

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Cook joined Colgate-Palmolive in the United Kingdom in 1976 and progressed through a series of senior management roles around the world.

He became Chief Operating Officer in 2004, with responsibility for operations in North America, Europe, Central Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2005, Mr. Cook was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Colgate-Palmolive operations worldwide, and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 2007. Elected director in 2007 and Chairman in 2009.

Noel Wallace*

President and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Wallace became President and Chief Operating Officer in July 2018 responsible for all the Company’s operating units.

He joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1987 and progressed through a number of global positions in marketing and general management. In 2002, he was appointed to Vice President and General Manager of the Global Toothbrush Division. Following that assignment he led the Colgate business in Mexico and in 2010, became President, Colgate North America, including responsibility for Colgate’s Global Sustainability strategy. In 2013, he became President, Colgate Latin America and was most recently Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation & Growth and Hill’s Pet Nutrition since 2016.

Franck J. Moison*

Vice Chairman

After joining Colgate-Palmolive in France in 1978, Mr. Moison advanced through marketing and management positions in Colgate-Europe and at the corporate level.

From 2007 to 2010 he provided leadership for Global Marketing, Supply Chain and Technology. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer, Emerging Markets in 2010 with expanded responsibility for Business Development in 2013. Mr. Moison became Vice Chairman in 2016.

Dennis Hickey*

Vice Chairman

Mr. Hickey joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1977 and has held a variety of key financial positions for the Company, most recently serving as Chief Financial Officer from 2011 until 2018.

He was Colgate-Palmolive's longstanding Vice President and Corporate Controller from 1998 through 2011 and held key financial positions for the Company’s European and North American business units, the Corporate Audit unit and a variety of business strategy leadership assignments.

P. Justin Skala*

Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer

Mr. Skala became Executive Vice President, Chief Growth & Strategy Officer in July 2018 leading all the Company’s commercial growth functions, including Global Marketing, Customer Development, Technology and Supply Chain, as well as the Company’s Sustainability efforts and its professional skin care businesses.

He joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1982 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in marketing, sales and general management with both the Colgate and Hill’s organizations. In 2007 he became President, Colgate Asia, in 2010 President, Colgate Latin America and in 2013 was appointed President, North America and Global Sustainability. Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer, North America, Europe, Africa/Eurasia and Global Sustainability since 2016.

Henning Jakobsen*

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jakobsen became CFO in May 2018 having most recently been Colgate-Palmolive's Vice President and Corporate Controller since 2017.

He joined the Company in 1989, and has held key financial positions for the Company's European and North American business units, as well as General Manager assignments in Africa and Europe.   In 2006 he became Chief Financial Officer of Chr. Hansen, a Denmark-based multinational bioscience organization, before rejoining Colgate in 2011. 

Jennifer M. Daniels*

Chief Legal Officer and Secretary

Ms. Daniels joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2014 from NCR Corporation, where she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

Prior to joining NCR in 2010, she was General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Barnes & Noble, Inc. Previously, Ms. Daniels spent nearly seventeen years at IBM. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School.

*Corporate Officer

  • *Corporate Officer

    Issam Bachaalani
    VP & GM, Colgate-India & South Asia

    Daniel Bagley
    VP, Global R&D

    Dave Baloga
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Donald Beatty
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Angel Dario Belalcazar
    VP, Global R&D

    Joseph M. Bertolini*
    VP, Global Finance

    Jose Borrell
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Yves Briantais
    VP, Colgate-Europe

    Peter Brons-Poulsen*
    President & CEO, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Marsha Butler
    VP, Global Oral Care

    Scott Cain
    VP, Global Finance

    Burc Cankat
    VP & GM, Colgate-North Africa/Middle East & Turkey

    Maria Paula Capuzzo
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Rosario Carlino
    VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Maria Elisa Carvajal
    VP, Global Marketing Communications

    Martin J. Collins
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Michael A. Corbo*
    Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Mike Crowe 
    Chief Information Officer

    Rich Cuprys
    VP, Global R&D

    Paula Davis
    VP, Chief Communications Officer

    Marianne DeLorenzo
    VP, Global Information Technology

    Mukul Deoras*
    President, Colgate-Asia-Pacific

    Cathy Dillane
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Julie Dillon
    VP & GM, Colgate-South Pacific

    Joanna Dumont
    VP, Global Oral Care

    Philip Durocher
    VP & GM, Colgate-Northern Europe

    John Faucher*
    SVP, Investor Relations

    Kim Faulker
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Jean-Luc Fischer*
    President, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Betsy Fishbone
    VP, Global Legal

    Laura Flavin
    VP, Global Human Resources

    Nadine Flynn
    VP, Global Legal

    David Foster
    VP, Global Information Technology

    Diana Geofroy
    VP, Colgate-Mexico

    Corrado Giaquinto
    VP & GM, Colgate-Malaysia

    Derek Gordon
    VP & GM, Global Toothbrush

    Taylor Gordy
    Chief Customer Officer

    Peter Graylin
    VP, Global Legal

    Elise Halvorson
    VP, Enterprise Risk Management

    Suzan F. Harrison*
    President, Global Oral Care

    John Hazlin
    VP & GM, Global Personal & Home Care

    Raymond Ho
    VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Robert Hofmann
    VP, Colgate-Europe & Africa/Eurasia

    Henry Hu
    VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Nina Huffman
    VP, Global Legal

    Traci Hughes-Velez
    VP, Colgate-Europe

    John J. Huston*
    SVP, Chief of Staff

    N. Jay Jayaraman
    VP, Global R&D

    Eugene Kelly
    VP, Global Diversity & Inclusion

    Iain Kielty
    VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Brian King
    VP, Colgate-U.S. Company

    Charalabos Klados
    VP, Global Legal

    Raj Kohli
    VP, Global R&D

    John Kooyman
    VP, Colgate-North America

    Wojciech Krol
    VP & GM, Colgate-Central Europe East

    Andrea Lagioia
    VP & GM, Colgate-Brazil

    Michael Larrain
    CEO, Professional Skin Care

    Stephen Lau
    VP & GM, Colgate-Greater China

    Al Lee*
    Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

    Adriana Leite
    VP & GM, Colgate-Southern Cone

    Stephane Lionnet
    VP, Chief Business Services Officer

    Javier Llinas
    VP, Global Information Technology

    Moira Loten
    VP, Global Oral Care

    Gregory Malcolm
    VP, Corporate Audit

    Daniel B. Marsili*
    Chief Human Resources Officer

    Cesar Martinez
    VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Pablo Mascolo
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Sally Massey
    VP, Global Human Resources

    Paul McGarry
    VP, Global Information Technology

    Thomas Mintel
    VP, Global R&D

    Pascal Montilus
    VP, Colgate-North America

    Anne-Marie Motte
    VP & GM, Colgate-North America

    Francisco Munoz
    VP & GM, Colgate-Central America

    Josue M. Munoz
    VP, Global Supply Chain

    Vinod Nambiar*
    Division President

    Eddie Niem
    VP & GM, Hawley & Hazel

    Jesper Nordengaard
    VP & GM, Hill's Pet Nutrition-U.S.

    Godfrey Nthunzi
    VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Edward Oblon
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Elaine Paik*
    VP & Corporate Treasurer

    Nancy Pak
    VP & GM, Tom's of Maine

    Prabha Parameswaran*
    President, Colgate-Europe

    Terrell Partee
    VP, Global R&D

    Hector Pedraza
    VP & GM, Colgate-Andina

    Brent Peterson
    VP, Global Human Resources

    Spencer Pingel
    VP, Global Marketing

    Massimo Poli
    VP &  GM, Colgate-Mexico

    Warren Pruitt
    VP, Global Supply Chain

    Ram Raghavan
    VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Riccardo Ricci
    VP & GM, Colgate-Southern Europe

    Lauren Richardson
    Chief Procurement Officer

    Sophie Roger
    VP, Colgate-North America

    Michele Ross
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Paolo Rossetto
    VP, Colgate-Europe

    Debashish Roy
    VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Maria Ryan
    Chief Dental Officer

    Bernal Saborio
    VP & GM, Colgate-Caribbean

    Arvind Sachdev
    VP & GM, Colgate-Philippines

    Ivan Sandoval
    VP, Global Legal

    David Scharf
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Dany Schmidt
    VP & GM, Colgate-Central Europe West

    Sara Scrittore
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Mori Seguchi
    VP & GM, Hill's Pet Nutrition-Japan

    Alain Semeneri
    VP & GM, Hill's Pet Nutrition-Europe & Russia

    Jose Fernando Serrano
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Andrew Shepard
    VP & GM, Colgate-Western Europe

    Philip Shotts*
    VP & Controller

    Luciano Sieber
    VP, Colgate-Europe & Africa/Eurasia

    Lynne Tapper
    VP, Global Human Resources

    Orlando Tenorio
    VP & GM, Colgate-South Africa

    Richard Thorogood
    VP, Global Insights

    Linda Topping
    VP, Global Supply Chain

    Ann Tracy
    VP, Global Sustainability

    Panagiotis Tsourapas*
    President, Colgate-Latin America

    Bill Van de Graaf
    VP & GM, Colgate-North America

    Patricia Verduin*
    Chief Technology Officer

    Mauro Watanabe
    VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Cliff Wilkins
    VP, Global Legal

    Dan Wish
    VP, Global Marketing

    Alan Wolpert
    VP & GM, Colgate-Eurasia

    Ruben Young
    VP & GM, Colgate-Greater Indo-China

    Juan Pablo Zamorano*
    President, Colgate-North America

    Alberico Zenzola
    VP, Global Supply Chain

Last Updated: August 2018.