Vetrivel Dhagumudi works as a Global Program Leader at Kimberly-Clark, one of the world’s largest multinational corporations producing paper-based consumer products. He has a Master’s degree in Environmental Resource Engineering, holds two patents, and has written and published papers on water reuse for industrial applications at various conferences. Vetri is the founding member of the WaterLOUPE, an interactive water management tool, along with Deltares, which allows users to assess water risk for an entire watershed and a specific sector and sub-group over a 30-year span.
In his work as Global Program Leader for Kimberly-Clark, Vetri manages enterprise-wide water reduction goals, and has managed to eliminate more than 60 billion gallons of freshwater usage to date. He has also developed a model to establish context-based water targets for sites in highly water-stressed regions, implementing a methodology to improve production and operation efficiency through improvements to water quality. Vetri also provides leadership across the enterprise, serving as the central point of contact for all interfaces pertaining to water and wastewater. During his tenure, Vetri has led the organization to formulate long-term sustainability goals for water and solid waste management, along with high-level strategy execution to support them.