2021 P&G Alumni Network Global Conference

On the 12th & 13th of November 2021 the global P&G Alumni Network celebrates its 20th anniversary by bringing together the world’s top thinkers and doers in a dialogue with thousands of P&G Alumni and global P&G leaders.From the stage at P&G headquarters we will present the most innovative global, hybrid online conference in the world and we are inviting you to be a key part of the event.

Join us and get a chance to interact directly with some of the most dynamic thinkers and most successful business leaders in the world.

Announced Speakers

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David Taylor

Executive Chairman of the Board, Procter & Gamble

David Taylor is P&G’s Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer. He is a proven leader with over 40 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.

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Rhonda V. Magee

Professor of Law, Mindfulness Teacher, and Multiracial Justice Educator/Advocate

Called by some the mother of the movement to integrate mindfulness, multicultural education and racial justice efforts, Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D., is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices.

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Paul Polman

Co-Founder and Co-Chair, IMAGINE

Paul Polman is co-founder and co-chair of IMAGINE. He was the CEO of Unilever (2009-2019) and a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel, which developed the Sustainable Development Goals. As an active SDG Advocate, he continues to work with global organizations and across industry to push the 2030 development agenda.

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Monique Picou

Vice President, Global Server Operations and Technology Strategy, Google

Monique Picou is VP, Global Server Operations & Tech Strategy at Google, where she leads development and expansion of server floor operations and data center materials, including strategies for technology, planning, staffing, product, process and capability for Google Cloud. She advocates for women and people of color driving success through business leadership.

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Brian McNamara

CEO, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Brian McNamara is CEO of GSK Consumer Healthcare, a company with a single-minded focus on improving everyday health and a portfolio of some of the world’s most trusted and best-selling brands including Sensodyne, Voltaren, Advil and Centrum. He holds authenticity, courage and inclusion as fundamentals to great leadership.

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Dr. Valerie René Sheppard

Founder and CEO, The Heartly Center for Mindfulness and Self-Mastery™

Dr. Valerie René Sheppard is a catastrophic-stroke survivor, self-mastery expert, and CEO of The Heartly Center for Mindfulness and Self-Mastery™. She helps people transform their lives from the inside out using her proprietary 4-step process and the other spiritual principles and practices.

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Marion Reimers

Sports Journalist & Activist

Marion Reimers is one of the most prominent figures in sports journalism in Mexico and in 2019 she became the first Mexican woman to be nominated for a Sports Emmy by the United States Television Academy. She is the main anchor of Central Fox on Fox Sports and recently published the book “¡Juega como niña!”.

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Simon Anholt

Author, The Good Country Equation

Simon Anholt is a policy advisor, author and researcher. He has advised the Heads of State and Heads of Government of 60 countries, helping their countries engage more ethically, imaginatively and strategically with the international community. In his book “The Good Country Equation” he argues we can repair the world in one generation.

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Shelly McNamara

Chief Equality & Inclusion Officer at Procter & Gamble

Shelly McNamara is responsible for leading strategies to make P&G one of the most innovative, diverse and inclusive companies in the world. As a seasoned Human Resources leader, she actively champions diversity and inclusion, driving strategic and tactical shifts in talent systems to build a pipeline of outstanding diverse talent.

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Lisa Baird

Former Commissioner, National Women's Soccer League

Lisa Baird was named commissioner of the National Women’s Soccer League in 2020. Prior the joining the NWSL she held numerous leadership positions at the New York Public Radio, the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the National Football League, IBM, GM and P&G, among others.

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Marc Pritchard

Chief Brand Officer, Procter & Gamble

Marc Pritchard is responsible for P&G’s brand building disciplines worldwide. He sets the company’s multi-billion-dollar media, marketing and advertising strategies, and leads marketing innovations that guide communication and brand building for P&G’s portfolio of trusted, quality brands.

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Katie Couric

Award-Winning Journalist, Founder of Katie Couric Media and Co-Founder of Stand Up To Cancer

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, New York Times best-selling author and a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer, which has raised more than $600 million to support cutting edge collaborative science. In 2017 she founded Katie Couric Media, which works with purpose driven brands to create premium content that addresses important social issues.

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Deeptha Khanna

Chief Business Leader, Personal Health at Royal Philips

Deeptha Khanna is Executive Vice President and Chief Business Leader, Personal Health and a member of the Executive Committee at Royal Philips. She is responsible for step-changing the role of Personal Health in supporting the health and well-being continuum for individuals, by delivering integrated, connected and personalized solutions that support healthier lifestyles and those living with chronic disease.

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Benno Dorer

Co-Founder & Chair, Second Mountain Foundation

Benno Dorer is passionate about growing businesses the right way - profitably, sustainably and responsibly. He calls this Good Growth. During his tenure as Chairman and CEO, The Clorox Company more than doubled total shareholder return, significantly outperforming its peer group. Today, Dorer works on giving back.

Emily Chang

Emily Chang

CEO China, McCann Worldgroup

Emily Chang is the CEO of McCann Worldgroup, China. Prior to joining McCann, she was the CMO for Starbucks China, where she led marketing, sales, loyalty, customer engagement and the digital ecosystem. Chang was also part of Apple, where she led Retail Marketing across APAC, opening new stores and designing customer experience as the brand entered China. A strategic business leader with over 22 years of experience, she began her career with eleven years at Procter & Gamble.

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Silvia Davila

President Latin America, Danone

Silvia Davila is President for Latin America at Danone, which she joined in 2017. She started her career as Marketing Coordinator within McDonald’s Mexico before joining Procter & Gamble in 1992 and Mars Mexico in 2004. In 2014 she moved to Belgium as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Global Food, to manage 12 global brands, leading their strategic development, planning cycle and brand evolution.

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Alan G. Lafley

Founding CEO of The Bay Park Conservancy and leadingtowin.com

A.G. Lafley is a business mentor, non-profit leader, author, philanthropist and former Chairman of the Board and CEO of Procter & Gamble for 13 years. He believes great leaders are made, not born and that anyone can learn to become a better leader or strategist.

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Debra Bass

President, United States and Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Nuvo Group

Bass is President of the United States and Global CMO at Nuvo Group, an emerging leader in maternal fetal health with a bold ambition to reinvent pregnancy care for the 21st century. She is a growth-oriented business and team leader who has built iconic brands at some of the world’s most admired Fortune 50 companies.

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Ida Abdalkhani

Chief Catalyzer & Founder of Ability to Engage

Ida is the Chief Catalyzer & Founder of Ability to Engage, Inc., an award-winning boutique consultancy. A2E helps people feel understood by developing brand marketing communications and strategies, product ideas, and consumer research that connect on a deeper level.

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John E. Pepper, Jr.

Retired Chairman & CEO, Procter & Gamble

John E. Pepper Jr. spent a 40-year career in various positions at Procter & Gamble, including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 1995 to 1999 and Chairman of the Board from 2000 to 2002. He currently serves as Director Emeritus of the Board of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, where he was CEO from January 2006 to May 2007, and is an honorary member of the board of the Cincinnati Youth Collaborative. He served as Chairman of the Board of the Walt Disney Company from January 2007 through March 2012.

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Terry Stone

Managing Partner, Americas & Executive Sponsor of Inclusion and Diversity, Oliver Wyman

Terry Stone is the Managing Partner of the Americas and Executive Sponsor of Inclusion and Diversity at Oliver Wyman. She formerly led the firm’s global Health and Life Sciences practice group. Stone has extensive experience in the healthcare industry, including devising growth strategies, improving the cost and quality of healthcare services, establishing innovative partnerships across players in the healthcare sector, developing ACOs and other value-based solutions, and redesigning organizations to support their strategic transformations.

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Katrin Seifarth

Business Coach & Moderator

Katrin Seifarth left P&G in 2008 to start her own training and coaching company, train effect. Today she coaches leaders and moderates and facilitates workshops and events for companies in various business sectors. Her mission is to release subconscious success and “happiness brakes” in individuals and teams, to empower inherent resources and maximize their performance.

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Scott Birnbaum

MORF Gallery CEO and Co-Founder

Scott Birnbaum is CEO of MORF Gallery, leading a team of award-winning artists that create highly collectible fine art with breakthrough technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and neuroscience. He previously led Samsung’s multi-billion-dollar display business in the Americas for more than a decade.

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Margaret Mary G. Wilson

Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer, UnitedHealth Group

Dr. Margaret-Mary Wilson, MD, is the Executive Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer at the UnitedHealth Group. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare in 2008, Wilson was an associate professor of Internal and Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University, Missouri, where she also served as director of Geriatric Ambulatory Services and director of the Ortho-Geriatric Service.

Laura Tapia

Laura Tapia

Independent Board Member & Marketing Advisor

Laura Tapia is an independent board member and marketing advisor, serving on numerous boards. Named by CNN’s Expansion among Mexico’s Most Powerful Women, she has also been recognized by the Advertising Age “Women to Watch” program as an editorial authority in marketing. She has used her expertise as a consultant transforming the performance of marketing organizations through skill development, strategic decision-making tools and training content development.

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John Romeo

Managing Partner, Oliver Wyman Forum

John Romeo is a Managing Partner and Head of the Oliver Wyman Forum, the firm’s platform for engaging key business, public policy and societal leaders to act on shared challenges and create positive impact in society. He also founded and continues to lead Oliver Wyman’s Private Capital business. He has over 25 years of consulting experience and has also contributed to numerous government and supranational taskforces on long term investing, securities and derivatives trading, fair and efficient markets, gender diversity, the future of cities and modernization of government.

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Deborah Majoras

Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Procter & Gamble

Deborah Platt Majoras is the Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary for Procter & Gamble. She leads a global legal department of over 500 lawyers and other professionals, responsible for the broad scope of legal, government relations, and brand protection functions for all of P&G. She also serves as a primary resource to Directors for governance and process issues.

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Jon R. Moeller

President and Chief Executive Officer, Procter & Gamble

Jon Moeller will be P&G’s President and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding David Taylor, effective November 1, 2021. Currently, Jon is P&G’s Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.

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Sarah Woods

Executive Director P&G ALUMNI FOUNDATION

Sarah Woods is the Executive Director of the P&G Alumni Foundation and the Founder and President of VenturePotential, LLC. She is a senior executive marketing professional and a non-profit leader who is valued for her strategic and financial acumen and as a team-builder, spokesperson, fundraiser and friend-raiser.

Gary A. Bolles

Gary A. Bolles

Author, The Next Rules of Work, and Chair for the Future of Work, Singularity University

Gary A. Bolles writes and lectures around the world on the future of work, learning and organization. He is the author of The Next Rules of Work: The Mindset, Skillset, and Toolset to Lead Your Organization Through Uncertainty (Kogan Page, 2021). Bolles is dedicated to helping individuals, organizations, communities and countries collaborate on effective strategies to ensure that all people can have access to meaningful work and lifelong learning opportunities.

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Yen Hsieh

Owner, FlavorDrive

Yen Hsieh has developed winning food products for over 35 years, including the successful global expansion of Pringles. Hsieh is currently the owner of FlavorDrive, a consulting company that focuses on the creation of food prototypes and flavor development. Hsieh integrates food science knowledge, consumer insights and culinary skills to develop unique products for consumers all around the world.

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David Roberts

Technology Disruption & Exponential Leadership Expert - Singularity University

David Roberts is considered one of the world’s leading expert on business disruption, exponential technology and exponential leadership. His passion is to help global leaders transform and develop new intentions for global good.

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Sangita Pokwal

Program Coordinator, ACA

Sangita Pokwal is a Bhutanese refugee from Nepal who immigrated to the United States in 2009 through the UN refugee resettlement program. She is an Asian Community Alliance program coordinator tasked with executing several ACA programs within her community.

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Joseph Jimenez

Former Chief Executive Officer, Novartis

Joseph Jimenez held the position of Chief Executive Officer of Novartis, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, from 2010 to 2018. Under his leadership, Novartis developed one of the largest pipelines of self-originated drugs in the industry, driven by a strong commitment to R&D.

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Arianna Huffington

Founder & CEO, Thrive Global

Arianna Huffington is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global, the founder of The Huffington Post and the author of 15 books. In 2016 she launched Thrive Global, a leading behavior change tech company with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.

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Andrew Wessels

Founder and CEO, The Marque

Andrew Wessels is the Founder & CEO of The Marque, which has grown into a global brand serving clients in the US, UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Wessel’s entrepreneurial work ethic is complemented by an innovative mindset and a natural feel for communication and collaboration.

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Kathy Gramling

Americas Consumer Products and Retail Leader, EY

Kathy Gramling is the Americas Consumer Products and Retail Leader for EY with 25+ years experience in the consumer goods and retail industry. In her role as Americas Consumer Industry Leader, she sets the strategy and go to market priorities across North and South America for retail and consumer products clients. Prior to joining EY, Kathy spent 3 years in Paris and 10 years in London leading teams across Europe and Africa.

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Andrew Swinand

CEO Publicis Groupe Creative U.S.

Andrew Swinand is the CEO of the Creative Group across all Publicis agencies, as well as the CEO of Leo Burnett. Andrew is also the co-founder of Abundant Venture Partners, a Chicago-based incubator dedicated to improving the human condition through investments in healthcare and technology. Being a serial entrepreneur, Andrew has founded nine companies and had seven exits.

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Lisa Caldwell

Americas Business Consulting Leader, EY

Lisa Caldwell is the EY Americas Business Consulting Leader. She directs the strategy, sales, service delivery, operations and financial performance of the EY Consulting services in the US, Canada, LATAM and Israel. Lisa is a featured speaker and Forbes contributor on trends in manufacturing including product innovation, digital transformation and supply chain resiliency.

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Perry Li

General Manager, QuickDecision

Perry Li is the General Manager of QuickDecision, a leading and innovative consumer research company in China. Li is responsible for the company’s global client service and research product innovation. He is a well-known expert of Brand Strategy and Consumer Research in China.

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Jacqueline Wu

Founder of FryDay Consulting

Jacqueline launched FRYday Brand Consulting Institute since 2019 with focus on branding proposition and key brand asset management for Consumer Brands originated from China to become sustainable lovemark. She and her team have helped multiple fast-growing China brands like Bananain, Ramen Talk, Super Monkey, Keep etc.

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Fares El Sayegh

Senior Vice President at Procter & Gamble

Fares El Sayegh is the Senior Vice President of Product Supply, Go-To-Market Operations, Europe, Global Supply Network Operations and Manufacturing Capacity. He first joined P&G in 1988 and in his 33 years with the company has held several positions all over the world.

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Ed Tazzia

Principal, Sycamore and Company

Tazzia is a principal with Sycamore and Company, a management consulting firm. He has spent nearly 25 years in client-side roles from entry to executive with some of the best-known firms in the world. His professional experience includes marketing and general management positions in packaged goods and high-tech, retail and sports marketing.

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Lisa Gevelber

Chief Marketing Officer, Americas Region at Google

Lisa Gevelber founded and leads Grow with Google, which is Google’s $1 billion commitment to economic opportunity for all. Since 2017, Grow with Google has helped over 6 million Americans and tens of millions globally grow their skills, careers, and businesses.

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Terrence Wang

General Manager of China Market, Anker Innovations

Terrence Wang is currently the General Manager of China market at Anker Innovations. He's been practicing building brands from scratch via direct-to-consumer and digital-focused models at both global and local level since he joined Anker as Head of Global Marketing in 2015.

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Sue Allchurch

Chief of Outreach and Engagement United Nations Global Compact

Sue is currently Chief of Outreach and Engagement United Nations Global Compact Sue spent most of her career running consumer brands, latterly Lipton tea, Surf and Skip detergents and Laundry Innovation globally in Unilever. In all roles Sue led sustainable development and social purpose as a core part of the brand and product development.

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Matt Story

Vice President, Visa

Matt Story is Vice President at Visa, leading the organization’s strategic global brand partnerships and advocacy strategy. He and his team are utilizing purposeful partnerships and advocacy programs, such as Visa ‘She’s Next’ grant program, to increase access for Visa’s global stakeholders and enable them to thrive.

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Judy Okten

Founder, BonJu Smoothies and the Hive & Well Business Consultancy

Judy Okten is a marketing leader and food start-up founder turned coach. She is the founder of BonJu Smoothies & Juices and The Hive & Well Business Consultancy. Okten’s background as a corporate marketeer and entrepreneur gives her deep insight into the unique challenges faced by business owners and professionals.

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Alberto Alvarez

CEO, LDM Holding

Alberto Alvarez is the CEO of LDM Holding, a group of companies focused on marketing and AdTech innovation. He focuses on identifying trends and understanding where the future of marketing and is a strong believer in the transformative power of AI.

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Alexandra Mitsotaki

Co-Founder & President, World Human Forum

Alexandra Mitsotaki is Co-Founder and President of the World Human Forum, a global citizen initiative which has its symbolic base in Delphi. In 1998 she founded the Greek affiliate of ActionAid, the international organisation against poverty and injustice, ActionAid Hellas. In 2014 she cofounded Action Finance Initiative, the first microcredit organisation in Greece with partners ActionAid Hellas and Adie France. She teaches seminars on Political Economy of Development at the Institute of Political Studies of Paris as a guest speaker.

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Ihsan Leggett

Director of Product, James Hardie

Ihsan Leggett is the Director of Product at James Hardie as the brand pivots from a B2B to a B2C company. Leggett is a brand builder and innovator who loves a great challenge. He has always had an entrepreneurial streak and a fierce desire to serve consumers in new ways.

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Lorraine Twohill

Chief Marketing Officer, Google

Lorraine Twohill, Chief Marketing Officer at Google, manages a global team responsible for telling the evolving story of Google’s brand, driving revenue growth, and helping billions of users discover and make the most of Google’s products every day. Her teams oversee global marketing across some of the world’s most used and loved brands.

2021 P&G Alumni Awards Winners

The P&G Alumni Network recognizes P&G Alumni leaders who continue to make an impact in their industries and communities, during and beyond their service at P&G.The awards ceremony will take place during the 2021 P&G Alumni Network Global Conference.

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Claude Meyer

Community Service Award Winner

For an individual who has made a significant contribution of their time, effort, and expertise to the community in which they live. The award can reflect a single event or a lifetime of work.

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Janet Reid

Diversity & Inclusion Award Winner

For an individual who has delivered exceptional results by leveraging a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. This person is a proven leader and role model who has inspired others to drive equality and to lead inclusively in the workplace and/or in society.

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Bracken Darrell

The Innovation Award Winner

For an individual who has contributed a significant innovation to the world of business during their career. This is an award to recognize creativity that has been translated into business success.

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John E. Pepper Humanitarian Award Winner

For an individual who has made a significant contribution to the human condition through their time, effort or expertise, whether this was a single event or a lifetime of work. This award is intended to recognize actions that go well beyond efforts in a single community or location and serve mankind as a whole.

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Deborah Dana

Early Achievement Award Winner

For an individual who, in the early stages of their career, has shown outstanding potential based on early achievements in innovation, entrepreneurship or general management. This awardee empowers those around them and makes a meaningful impact on the markets they serve, representing the best of P&G Alumni.

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Douglas Meng

John G. Smale General Management Award Winner

For an individual who has made a significant contribution to the world of business whether the result of a single event or concept or the compilation of a lifetime of achievements.

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Lisa Baird

The McElroy Award Winner

Procter & Gamble has long been recognized as the preeminent consumer company in the world and it desires to maintain this position. This is specifically not a “Marketer of the Year” award to be focused solely on the marketing function nor on a single time period. Rather, this award is intended to recognize significant contributions to the art and science of satisfying the consumer whether that is the result of a single event or concept or the compilation of a lifetime of achievements.

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2019 Global Conference Highlights

Jim Lafferty - Leadership Lessons from Champions
Susan Mboya - Inclusive Business Doing Business to Do Good
Bracken Darrell - Infinite Reinvention
Najoh Tita-Reid - Relearning Innovation Leadership
Luigi Matrone - Secrets to Thrive in the Age of Transformation
Sara Mathew - Dare to Lead
Filippo Catalano - Digitizing an FMCG giant: The Nestlé Recipe
Rahul Chakkara - The Power of AI