“We’re delighted to be a part of this year’s SB Paris, to be able join the conversation and grow our community within the sustainability space. Creating innovations to help our consumers live more sustainably has always been core to our business, and we’re looking forward to sharing more about our latest work.”
Dave currently holds the position of executive officer of Kao Corporation and Senior Vice President of the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Division. Kao is a large and diversified consumer products company based in Tokyo. Dave has responsibility to form and execute global ESG strategies across the Kao Group. He has been a member of the Kao management team for 20 years and has led the development and introduction of several successful new businesses for the company. Dave has held leadership roles within both R&D and Marketing during his career with Kao.
Dave started his career 34 years ago with The Procter & Gamble Company and has worked on a wide variety of consumer brands and retail businesses within the beauty care and food industries. In addition to Kao, Dave has held senior leadership positions in their New Concepts Division at The J.M. Smucker Company, Pepsico in their restaurant division, and McDonald’s in their New Concepts Division.