Vice President, Global Personal Care, Global Home Care and Technology Strategy, Colgate Palmolive Company
Raj Kohli is responsible for leading the Colgate Palmolive Global Technology organization to drive innovation across the Personal Care and Home Care Categories. In addition, he is building the strategies and capabilities for Global Technology to deliver the future needs of the organization. This includes a comprehensive approach to deliver competitive innovations across eCommerce and further optimize the external search and adoption of new technology platforms.
Previously Raj was Vice President of Global Oral Care where he led groups including Product Development, Early Research, Clinical Research and Flavor Development. He drove renewed focus on Colgate’s major toothpaste brands with powerful new technologies to deliver an innovation stream across multiple brands.
Raj joined Colgate in the United Kingdom in 1987 focused on the development of Personal Care products for the European Division. In 1993 he moved to the US to lead Global Oral Care Therapeutic Product Development where he oversaw the development of several new toothpastes and mouthwashes that were launched across the globe.
In 1997 Raj moved to India to design and set up a world class multifunctional Research Center, the first of its kind in the developing world for Colgate. In 2000 he was promoted to head up the Asia Global Research and Technology Centers, during which he oversaw the establishment of a center in China.
In 2003 Raj returned to the US to lead the Oral Care Product Development group, subsequently growing to the position of leadership of the entire category.
Raj holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a PhD in Applied Chemistry from the University of Aston in Birmingham, England.