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A. G. Lafley

Alan G. Lafley
BornJune 13 1947 (1947-06-13) (age 65)[1]
Keene, Hew Hampshire
OccupationChairman & CEO, Procter and Gamble
SalaryUS$5.20 million [2] (2007)
PredecessorDurk Jager

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 [3]. 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. 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[4] by focusing on successful P&G brands like Crest, Tide, and Pampers instead of trying to develop new brands[5]. Some of the turning points of Lafley's career include P&G's acquisition of the Crest electric toothbrush [1]. Lafley's handling of Crest allowed it to regain a foothold in the oral hygiene business from Colgate in 1998[6]. Along with Procter & Gamble, Lafley is also a member of the General Electric board of directors.

Lafley was named the chairman of Hamilton's Board of Trustees in December 2007.[7]


  1. ^ Proctor & Gamble Biography
  2. ^ Businessweek profile
  3. ^ Businessweek, 13 September 2007
  4. ^ A. G. Lafley, Alumni Achievement Awards, Harvard Business School
  5. ^ "P&G: New and Improved", BusinessWeek, 7 July 2003
  6. ^ "A. G. Lafley", BusinessWeek, 13 January 2003
  7. ^ "Procter & Gamble Chairman and CEO Elected Hamilton Board Chair"
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