Colgate elects Michael Polk to board of directors

NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Thursday that Michael Polk, president and CEO of Newell Rubbermaid, has been elected to Colgate’s board, effective June 11.

Prior to joining Newell Rubbermaid in 2011, Polk served in various senior leadership roles at Unilever, including president of global foods, home & personal care, and at Kraft Foods, where he was president of Kraft Foods Asia Pacific, president of the biscuits and snacks sector and was a member of the Kraft Foods Management Committee.


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