NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) announced today the appointment of
Henning Jakobsen, currently Vice President and Corporate Controller, to
succeed Dennis Hickey, as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Hickey will
assume the role of Vice Chairman.
Mr. Jakobsen (57), who has served as Colgate's Vice President and
Corporate Controller since October 2017, first joined Colgate 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. Mr. Jakobsen holds a bachelor's degree in
Economics and a graduate diploma degree in Finance and Business
Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.
Mr. Hickey (69) joined Colgate in 1977 and has served as the Company's
Chief Financial Officer since 2011. During his more than 40 years with
Colgate, he has held a variety of senior financial leadership positions
for the Company and its European and North American business units, and
served in a variety of business strategy leadership roles. Prior to
serving as the Company's CFO, Mr. Hickey was Vice President and
Corporate Controller for 13 years. Mr. Hickey, a CPA, is a graduate of
Ian Cook, Colgate's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
commented, "Colgate is enormously grateful for Dennis's astute business
and financial leadership over four decades and pleased that he will
assist with this transition, providing continued counsel to our senior
team and the Board of Directors. We look forward to Henning's leadership
as CFO, drawing on his deep knowledge of our business, and his proven
track record of delivering results, shaping business strategy, and
maintaining sharp focus on business integrity."
About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer
products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care
and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand
names as Colgate, Palmolive, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap,
Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex,
Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science
Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. For more information about Colgate's
global business, visit the Company's website at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health
education program, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
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John Faucher, 212-310-3653
Source: Colgate-Palmolive Company
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