Colgate announces changes to board of directors


NEW YORK — Colgate-Palmolive announced on Friday that John Bilbrey, president and CEO of The Hershey Co., has been elected to Colgate’s board.

Prior to joining The Hershey Co. in 2003, Bilbrey served as EVP, sales at Mission Foods and as president and CEO at Danone Waters of North America. He also served in positions of increasing responsibility in the United States and internationally during his 22 years at Procter & Gamble.

Separately, the company announced that the board had accepted the resignation of Joseph Jimenez, CEO of Novartis, who served on Colgate’s board since 2010.


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