Alan George Lafley

Alan George Lafley

American businessman, former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Procter
Date of Birth: 13.06.1947
Country: USA

Alan George Lafley - Biography

Alan George Lafley, an American businessman, former chairman, president, and CEO of Procter & Gamble, was born on June 13, 1947, in Keene, New Hampshire. He completed his high school education at Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, and obtained a bachelor's degree in arts from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York in 1969.

Alan George Lafley

In 1970, Lafley joined the U.S. Navy as a supply officer and served in Vietnam. After his military service, he attended Harvard Business School and earned his MBA degree in 1977. Lafley joined Procter & Gamble after graduation and remained with the company until his retirement, climbing the corporate ladder and holding various positions.

Alan George Lafley

Lafley is credited with revitalizing Procter & Gamble by focusing on billion-dollar brands such as Crest, Tide, and Pampers. He also introduced new brands, including Swiffer and Febreze, by merging internal resources with external innovation. Notable acquisitions during his tenure include Wella, which expanded the company's hair care offerings, and Gillette.

In addition to his role at Procter & Gamble, Lafley serves on the board of directors of General Electric and was appointed as the chairman of the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, Hamilton College, in December 2007. He received numerous accolades for his business leadership, including the Chief Executive Magazine's "CEO of the Year" award in 2006 and the Peter G. Peterson Award for Business Statesmanship in 2009.

Lafley's contributions to marketing and innovation were recognized with the Edison Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2010. He co-authored the book "The Game Changer" with renowned Indian business consultant Ram Charan in 2008, which was listed as one of the top ten business books of the year by Business Week. Lafley also authored the critically acclaimed article "What Only the CEO Can Do," published in Harvard Business Review in May 2009.

Throughout his career, Lafley earned significant compensation for his leadership at Procter & Gamble. In 2008, as the CEO, he earned a total of $25,586,212, which included base salary, cash bonuses, stock profits, and options.

Today, Lafley continues to pursue his passion for positive change in individuals and organizations as a sought-after speaker, lecturer, consultant, and business coach. He believes that this is what he enjoys doing and what he does well.