David Taylor is P&G’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
David is a proven leader with 35 years of experience across many of P&G’s core categories and markets. Most recently, he has worked closely with A.G. Lafley, P&G’s Executive Chairman, and the Company’s leadership team on the strategy to strengthen and focus P&G’s business and brand portfolio.
Prior to becoming CEO, he was Group President of P&G’s Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care sectors with a portfolio of leading brands such as Crest, Oral-B, Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, Gillette, Fusion, Mach 3 and Vicks. David also led P&G’s Family Care and Home Care businesses, both of which delivered consistent profit and sales growth under his leadership.
David spent the first decade of his career in P&G’s Product Supply organization where he managed production and operations at a number of plants. His time in Product Supply gave him broad experience in manufacturing, logistics, engineering and supply chain operations. His track record of rigorous operational excellence is grounded in these pivotal early assignments.
In the early 1990s, David transferred into P&G brand management, where he helped build many of the Company’s core businesses, including Baby Care, Family Care, Hair Care and Home Care. He has led global businesses, living and working in North America, Europe, and Asia.
David is passionate about addressing food insecurity in the U.S. For eight years, he served on the Board of Directors for Feeding America, including two years as board chair. He continues to serve as a member of the Cincinnati Freestore Foodbank.
In addition, David is a member of the Board of Visitors at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. Earlier in his career, he was vice chair of the Greater China Quality Brand Protection Committee, a collaboration among top companies and the Chinese government. He has also served on the Board of Directors of TRW, a $16 billion global automotive, as well as P&G’s Glad Products joint venture with Clorox.
David graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering. David and his wife reside in Cincinnati, Ohio, and have three sons.