Kimberly-Clark (K-C) has appointed Russ Torres as president of its Professional division.

Effective 9 March, Torres will lead the company’s business-to-business operations globally.

He will report to Mike Hsu, chairman and chief executive of Kimberly-Clark.

Torres joins Kimberly-Clark with more than 20 years of experience within the consumer products goods industry, spanning a number of key senior leadership roles at Bain & Company, Mondelez International/Kraft Foods.

Most recently he was group president of Newell Brands, leading five divisions, 11 brands and nearly $6bn in revenue in over 40 countries.

Hsu said: “Russ is a respected leader with a proven track record. I am confident that his extensive experience, coupled with his great passion to win, will drive top- and bottom-line growth for our Kimberly-Clark Professional business.”