Kimberly-Clark hires Radhika Tomar as CHRO

With this appointment, Kimberly-Clark now has 45% diversity at the leadership level, with four out of nine leaders being women


Kimberly-Clark has appointed Radhika Tomar as its new CHRO. Tomar comes with 15 years of experience in HR and has worked with some big brands such as Microsoft, McKinsey and Aon Hewitt. In this new role, Tomar will help the company to strategise and draw out a plan to attract the best-in-class talent. He will help Kimberly-Clark become an industry leader in the FMCG domain.

With this appointment, Kimberly-Clark has now achieved 45 per cent at the leadership level with four out of nine leaders being women. This appointment will also help further the Company’s commitment to spearheading the D&I agenda. Among other responsibilities, Tomar will focus on transformation, cultural development, talent management, D&I initiatives and continued growth. She will also handle employee as well as stakeholder engagement, and work on developing a talent-management strategy, which makes Kimberly-Clark the employer of choice.

“Today, we have an opportunity to re-imagine how we manage our employees and the organisation, to best serve our consumers. At K-C, we believe in providing an inclusive and safe work environment while hiring a diverse workforce that is beneficial to the growth of our business,” says Mainak Dhar, MD, Kimberly-Clark India.

Dhar is confident that “With her wealth of knowledge and collaborative, people-first leadership style” Tomar will bring “a fresh perspective to employee development” and that the Company will benefit “from her leadership as we shape the next phase of our growth.”

He added that “the pandemic has shown us that a people-focused culture can effectively help drive up productivity” and Tomar’s expertise will help K-C “build a highly-resilient workforce and employee-first environment.”

Prior to this role, Tomar was heading the global learning and development function at Dyson, an electronics manufacturing company. She joined Dyson as head-HR for the India region, in 2017, and gradually climbed up the corporate ladder to lead the HR function at Dyson for various geographical areas. In her four-year tenure, Tomar saw three major promotions at Dyson.

Tomar herself is “delighted to be joining an organisation that recognises the role of an engaged and inclusive team to grow and transform the business.” She looks forward to “collaborating across the organisation to help shape the culture, capabilities and organisation for the future and contribute to building an engaged, passionate and diverse workforce”, which will fuel K-C’s ambitious vision.

Tomar is an XLRI alumna, who started her career with Aon Hewitt as a project manager, managing leadership and talent development projects and assignments for the Company in North India.

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