Stephen Frimpong is Vice President and Chief Audit Executive at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, with leadership responsibility for the company's global internal audit function, including supporting its compliance programs as well as ethics-related investigations.
At Kimberly-Clark, Stephen reports to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. He works collaboratively with Executive Management and other assurance groups to ensure strong controls and ethical culture within the company. He also serves on the company's Global Risk Oversight Committee, Compliance, and Control Steering Committees, and the IT Risk Oversight Committee.
A governance expert and a thought leader, Stephen has a strong executive presence and significant board-level experience with large US public companies and a proven track record of accomplishments with establishing and transforming corporate functions. He has expertise in Finance Business Operations, Risk Management, Compliance and Ethics, Fraud investigations, Information Technology, Cyber Security, and Data Privacy matters. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Stephen held a variety of finance, business operations, accounting and audit roles at Hewlett-Packard, and GTE (Verizon)
Stephen is a member of the Audit Committee of the University of Texas at Arlington. He is also on the Advisory Board of the University of Texas at Dallas School of Management-Center for Internal Audit. He is an active member of various organizations, including but not limited to the Institute of Internal Audit (IIA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), the Gartner (Corporate Executive Board), as well as the Conference Board. He is an advisor to KPMG and EY Internal Audit Executive Share Forums.
Stephen received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant