A. G. Lafley


A. G. Lafley

Infobox Person
name = Alan G. Lafley


caption = deletable image-caption
predecessor=Durk Jager
successor= (Incumbent)
birth_date = Birth date and age|1947|6|13|mf=y [ [http://www.pg.com/content/pdf/04_news/mgmt_bios/Lafley-AG.pdf Procter & Gamble Biography] ]
birth_place = Keene, Hew Hampshire
occupation = Chairman & CEO, Procter and Gamble
salary = US$1.70 million salary, US$3.5 million in bonuses [http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/people/person.asp?personId=186141&symbol=PG Businessweek profile] ] (2007)
spouse = divorced

Alan George "A.G." Lafley (born June 13, 1947) is an American businessman who serves as the CEO, President, and the Chairman of the Board of Procter & Gamble. He succeeded Durk Jager in June 2000, after the Board of Directors reportedly pressured Jager to resign [ [http://www.businessweek.com/managing/content/sep2007/ca20070913_742138.htm?campaign_id=rss_daily Businessweek, 13 September 2007] ] . Previously, Lafley had been President of Global Beauty Care and North America for P&G.

Lafley graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Illinois, to earn an B.A. from Hamilton College in 1969. While at Hamilton, Lafley was a member of Psi Upsilon fraternity. In 1970, after beginning a doctoral program, he took a commission with the U.S. Navy as a supply officer during the Vietnam War. Afterwards, he studied at Harvard Business School, receiving his M.B.A. in 1977. He joined P&G upon his graduation, where he has worked ever since.

He is credited with revitalizing the company [ [http://www.alumni.hbs.edu/news_events/alumni_achievement/2004_lafley.html A. G. Lafley] , Alumni Achievement Awards, Harvard Business School] by focusing on successful P&G brands like Crest, Tide, and Pampers instead of trying to develop new brands [ [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_27/b3840001_mz001.htm "P&G: New and Improved"] , BusinessWeek, 7 July 2003] . Some of the turning points of Lafley's career include P&G's acquisition of the Crest electric toothbrush [http://www.spinbrush.com/SpinBrush] . Lafley's handling of Crest allowed it to regain a foothold in the oral hygiene business from Colgate in 1998 [ [http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/03_02/b3815625.htm "A. G. Lafley"] , BusinessWeek, 13 January 2003] . Along with Procter & Gamble, Lafley is also a member of the General Electric board of directors, as well as a member of the Dell board of directors.

Lafley was named the chairman of Hamilton's Board of Trustees in December 2007. [ [http://www.hamilton.edu/news/more_news/display.cfm?id=13173 "Procter & Gamble Chairman and CEO Elected Hamilton Board Chair"] ]

On April 8, 2008 Lafley and consultant Ram Charan published The Game Changer, a book on increasing productivity through innovation.

External links

* [http://www.lettersonpages.com/2008/04/the-game-changer-by-ag-lafley-ram-charan/ The Game-Changer Book Review at Letters on Pages]
* [http://www.usatoday.com/money/companies/management/2007-02-19-exec-pandg-usat_x.htm?tab1=t4 USA Today Q&A]

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