Executive Team

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Ian Cook*

Executive Chairman

Mr. Cook served as Colgate-Palmolive’s President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to July 2018 and Chief Executive Officer from July 2018 to April 2019. 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, Asia and Africa. In 2005, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Colgate-Palmolive operations worldwide. Elected director in 2007, Chairman in 2009 and Executive Chairman in 2019.


Noel Wallace*

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Wallace became President and Chief Executive Officer in April 2019 after having been President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2018 to April 2019, responsible for all of the Company’s operating units worldwide.  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 in 2016 was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation & Growth and Hill’s Pet Nutrition. Elected director in 2019.


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.


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.


Prabha Parameswaran*

Group President, Global Innovation Group & Africa-Eurasia

Ms. Parameswaran became Group President, Global Innovation Group & Africa-Eurasia in August 2019 after having been President, Colgate Europe since 2016. She joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1995 in India and progressed through a series of marketing positions in India, the Global Oral Care and Toothbrush Divisions, Asia and Mexico. She next led Colgate’s business in India as Vice President & General Manager starting in 2012 and, in 2014, became President, Colgate Africa/Eurasia.


Panagiotis Tsourapas*

Group President, Latin America & Asia Pacific

Mr. Tsourapas became Group President, Latin America & Asia Pacific in August 2019 after having been President, Latin America since 2016. He joined Colgate-Palmolive in 1992 in Greece and progressed through a series of marketing and customer development positions in Greece and Colgate Europe. He next led Colgate’s business in Greece as Vice President & General Manager starting in 2005 and the Global Toothbrush Division starting in 2010 before becoming President, Colgate Africa/Eurasia in 2012 and President, Colgate Europe/South Pacific in 2014.


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    *Corporate Officer

    Issam Bachaalani
    VP & GM, Colgate-Eurasia

    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

    Tim Booher
    VP, CISO & Global Analytics

    Jose Borrell
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Yves Briantais
    VP, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Peter Brons-Poulsen*
    President, Colgate-Europe

    Marsha Butler
    VP, Global Oral Care

    Scott Cain
    VP, Global Finance

    Scott Campbell
    VP, Global Marketing

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

    Maria Paula Capuzzo
    VP & GM, Colgate-Brazil

    Rosario Carlino
    VP & GM, Colgate-East Africa

    Maria Elisa Carvajal
    VP & GM, Global Oral Care

    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

    Pierre Denis
    VP, Global R&D

    Mukul Deoras*
    President, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    Cathy Dillane
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Julie Dillon
    VP & GM, Colgate-South Pacific

    Philip Durocher
    VP & GM, Colgate-Northern Europe

    John Faucher*
    Chief Investor Relations Officer

    Kim Faulker
    VP, Colgate-Latin America

    Jean-Luc Fischer*
    President, Colgate-North America & Global Sustainability

    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 Group

    Derek Gordon
    VP & GM, Global Toothbrush

    Taylor Gordy
    Chief Customer Officer

    Peter Graylin
    VP, Global Legal

    Valerie Haliburton
    VP, Global Ethics & Compliance

    Elise Halvorson
    VP, Enterprise Risk Management

    John Hazlin*
    President, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Astrid Hermann
    VP, Colgate-North America

    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

    Kristi Hutchinson
    VP, Global Legal

    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*
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Wojciech Krol
    VP & GM, Colgate-Central Europe East

    Al Lee*
    Chief Internal Governance Officer

    Adriana Leite
    VP & GM, Colgate-Southern Cone

    Stephane Lionnet*
    VP & Treasurer

    Javier Llinas
    VP, Global Information Technology

    Moira Loten
    VP, Global Oral Care

    Gregory Malcolm
    VP, Chief Business Services Officer

    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

    Gerald Mastio
    VP, Colgate-Europe

    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*
    President, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    Godfrey Nthunzi
    VP, Colgate-Africa/Eurasia

    Edward Oblon
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition

    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 & GM, Colgate-India & South Asia

    Riccardo Ricci
    VP & GM, Colgate-Southern Europe

    Lauren Richardson
    Chief Procurement Officer

    Chad D. Riley
    VP, Hill's Pet Nutrition, U.S.

    Nancy Rolph
    VP, Chief Security Officer

    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, Colgate-Asia Pacific

    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, Global Skin Health

    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 Supply Chain

    Bill Van de Graaf
    VP, 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, Colgate-Latin America

    Winnie Wong
    VP & GM, Colgate-Greater China

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

    Juan Pablo Zamorano*
    President, Colgate-Latin America

    Joanna Zucker
    VP & GM, PCA Skin



Last Updated: October 2019.