Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Procter & Gamble Chairman of the Board, President and CEO David Taylor on Wednesday, Oct. 9 from 5–6 p.m. The event takes place in the Kenan Center Dining Room and is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.
David is a proven leader with 39 years of experience across many of P&G’s core categories and markets. He and P&G’s leadership team are driving the transformation of P&G to return the company to sustainable, balanced growth and value creation.
Prior to becoming CEO, he was group president of P&G’s Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care sectors with a portfolio of leading brands such as Crest, Oral-B, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, Gillette, Fusion, Mach 3 and Vicks. David also led P&G’s Family Care and Home Care businesses, both of which delivered consistent profit and sales growth under his leadership.
David spent the first decade of his career in P&G’s Product Supply organization where he managed production and operations at a number of plants. His time in Product Supply gave him broad experience in manufacturing, logistics, engineering and supply chain operations. His track record of rigorous operational excellence is grounded in these pivotal early assignments.
In the early 1990s, David transferred to P&G brand management, where he helped build many of the company’s core businesses including Baby Care, Family Care, Hair Care and Home Care. He has led global businesses, living and working in North America, Europe and Asia.
In addition, David serves as the Chairman of The Alliance to End Plastic Waste, a CEO-led, cross value chain initiative to advance solutions to eliminate unmanaged plastic waste in the environment. He also serves on the boards of the U.S.-China Business Council, the Consumer Goods Forum, and Catalyst. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, and a member of the Board of Visitors at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Earlier in his career, David was vice chair of the Greater China Quality Brand Protection Committee, a collaboration among top companies and the Chinese government. He also served for five years on the Board of Directors of TRW, a $16 billion global automotive company, until it successfully merged with ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
Finally, David is passionate about addressing food insecurity in the U.S. For eight years, he served on the Board for Feeding America, including two years as board chair. He continues to serve as a member of the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.
Sydney Bannerman, Events Manager Sydney_Bannerman@kenan-flagler.unc.edu