Bob McDonald is Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble. McDonald’s talk, as part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, will focus on P&G’s Global Water Project in Africa, which coincides with UNC’s two-year initiative to examine how water-related issues impact the world. Admission is free, but registration is requested. Parking is available in the Business School Deck.
When McDonald became CEO in July 2009, he reaffirmed the P&G’s commitment to its Purpose – to touch and improve the lives of the world’s consumers through branded products of superior quality and value. The P&G’s growth strategy is focused on winning with consumers through innovative, superior performing products that improve the lives of consumers around the world every day.
Under McDonald’s leadership, P&G has grown sales by an average of about four percent per year over the past three years; earnings per share an average of about four percent; and adjusted free cash flow of about 90 percent. The company has delivered these results despite significant economic headwinds, including slow-to-no-growth in developed markets, and rising commodity costs.
McDonald is Chair of The US-China Business Council. He is Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable and Chair of the Business Roundtable Fiscal Policy Initiative and Vice-Co-Chair of the Consumer Goods Forum. He serves on the Foreign Investment Advisory Council in Russia and the Singapore International Advisory Council of the Economic Development Board. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Xerox Corporation.
In 1975, McDonald graduated from West Point in the top 2% of his class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army as Captain, Infantry, Airborne Ranger, 82nd Airborne Division. While serving in the Army, Bob received an MBA from the University of Utah in 1978. He graduated with honors from Beta Gamma Sigma. Bob joined Procter & Gamble in 1980.