Paul Ruh is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Kenvue. He has more than 30 years of deep experience building global consumer brands and leading diverse teams through times of intense change. In his role as CFO, Paul will help establish and oversee corporate financial planning and reporting, tax, audit, treasury, investor relations and global shared services.
In his previous role as CFO of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, Paul Ruh helped to steer the Consumer Health business. Over the past five years, Paul, in partnership with the Consumer Health Leadership Team, executed transformational change, putting the business in a position of financial strength. At the helm of finance operations, Paul delivered significant Operating Margin improvement and produced the highest growth the business has seen in a decade, despite the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic and an increasingly competitive consumer marketplace.
Paul has reshaped global consumer brands throughout his entire career, executing more than ten major acquisitions and strategic divestures in his career. He joined Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health from PepsiCo, where he served as the CFO of the multibillion-dollar Latin America business. During Paul’s tenure at PepsiCo, he held several roles in both the Foods and Beverages businesses, including CFO of Latin America, CFO of PBA (Gatorade and Tropicana US) and CFO of PepsiCo Foodservice. Paul’s career at PepsiCo began in his homeland of Mexico, in 2000, as Director of Strategy and Planning.
Prior to joining PepsiCo, Paul worked at McKinsey & Company in the Mexico City and Santiago de Chile offices as a member of the Corporate Finance Practice and as a manager at Procter & Gamble in Mexico City in Financial Analysis, Product Supply Finance and Treasury.
Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. He also was an exchange student at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich, Switzerland. He speaks five languages.
Paul and his wife, Marisol, have three children, Natalia, Paul and Andres.