Colgate-Palmolive, a global consumer products company, has announced that chief financial officer (CFO) Stephen Patrick will be succeeded by Dennis Hickey, currently vice president and corporate controller effective 1 January 2011. Patrick will assume the role of vice chairman until his retirement in March 2011.
Patrick joined Colgate in 1982 and has served as the CFO since 1996. During his 28-year career with Colgate, he has held a variety of important financial leadership positions for key operating units in Canada, Latin America and Europe, before becoming corporate controller in 1990.
Hickey has been Colgate’s vice president and corporate controller since 1998. Since joining Colgate in 1977, he has held key financial positions for the company’s European and North American business units, the corporate audit unit and a variety of business strategy leadership assignments. Hickey, a certified public accountant (CPA), is a graduate of Baruch College.
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