Aaron Powell

by Edward Cates
Aaron Powell
North America President, Kimberly-Clark Professional

Aaron Powell is President of Kimberly-Clark Professional for North America at Kimberly-Clark. In this role, he leads a multibillion-dollar business focused on creating exceptional workplaces for business customers in the U.S, Canada and Puerto Rico. Kimberly-Clark Professional provides workplace solutions across a wide range of commercial products, including commercial towels, bath tissue, wipers, skin care, personal protective equipment and do-it-yourself supplies.


Previously, Powell served as Vice President and Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark’s Consumer Business in Central and Eastern Europe, based in Moscow. In this role, he was accountable for the performance of the 27 countries in the region. Under his leadership, the region achieved double-digit volume growth and increased profitability while also increasing Kimberly-Clark’s overall market share position.


While in Hong Kong, Powell was instrumental in the development of China’s growth strategy focused on the Baby and Childcare business.


Powell is an active leader within Kimberly-Clark serving as Executive Co-Sponsor of the African-American Employee Network and Chairman of the Kimberly-Clark United Way campaign in Roswell, Georgia.


Powell holds an undergraduate degree from Washington University in Saint Louis and a Master’s in Business Administration with honors from the Wharton School of Business.


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