A.G. Lafley is the former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble.
Under Lafley’s leadership from 2000 - 2010, P&G focused on consumer-driven innovation and consistent, reliable, sustainable growth. With Lafley at the helm, sales doubled, profits quadrupled, and the Company’s market value increased by over $100 billion, making P&G among the most valuable companies in the world. The portfolio of billion-dollar brands -- like Tide, Pampers, Olay, and Gillette -- grew from 10 to 24.
A.G. graduated from Hamilton College in 1969 and joined the U.S. Navy in 1970 where he oversaw retail and service operations in Japan for several thousand Navy and Marine corps and their families. After the Navy, A.G. earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and joined P&G in 1977.
Starting in Marketing, A.G. moved up through the Company’s laundry and cleaning businesses, delivering record results. He went on to run operations in Asia and North America and to start-up P&G’s first global beauty business before his CEO appointment in 2000.
A.G. has been honored with some of the highest recognitions in business, including Chief Executive Magazine’s CEO of the Year and the Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship. He also received the prestigious Edison Achievement Award for Innovation and the Warren Bennis Award for Leadership Excellence.
A.G. is co-author of The Game Changer, an operating manager’s guide to turning innovation into strategic advantage, and selected as one of Business Week’s top ten business books in 2007. A.G. also authored the critically acclaimed Harvard Business Review articles “What Only the CEO Can Do” and “The Art and Science of Finding the Right CEO.”
A.G. currently serves as Special Advisor at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, as Director at General Electric and Legendary Pictures, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Hamilton College. A.G. is a highly sought-after speaker, teacher, consultant, and coach on strategy, innovation and leadership development, including succession.