The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has announced the election of its new board chair: Keech Combe Shetty, who also serves as executive chair of Combe Inc. Combe Shetty leads the only personal care company fully owned by women and is the third generation in her family to oversee the operations of the company.
Combe Shetty is active in several industry associations including serving on the boards of PCPC and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA).
A passionate philanthropist, she supports non-profits that tackle some of the most challenging issues of our time, including education; increasing access to skilled public health professionals for women in Somaliland; improving health care facilities; the provision of needed equipment and supplies; and eradicating generations of starvation in Africa.
“[Combe’s] impressive accomplishments and strong leadership will serve our membership well as we work to advance the industry's voice in Washington and across the nation,” Lezlee Westine, PCPC president and CEO, said. “I know her talent, energy and experience will strengthen the Personal Care Products Council and the industry, and I look forward to working more closely with her as we make stronger our commitment to communities worldwide.”
“PCPC is the voice and guiding light for an industry whose products literally touch the lives of nearly every American household every day,” Combe Shetty said. “Families rely on us to deliver quality products they know they can trust–our relationship with those families is deeply personal. As our country continues to face difficult and uncertain times, I’m honored to help lead PCPC as we navigate our changing world, working to educate policy makers, legislators, regulators and most importantly our consumers, about our dynamic, innovative and scientifically sophisticated industry.”