Procter & Gamble appoints Shailesh Jejurikar as Global COO

As COO, Shailesh will have profit/loss responsibility for P&G’s Enterprise Markets (Latin America, India, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe).

Jul 30, 2021 04:07 IST India Infoline News Service

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced the appointment of Shailesh Jejurikar as the Global COO, making him the first Indian to do so. This is in line with the change at the CEO level with Jon Moeller taking over from David Taylor.

In addition, effective from October, 1, Shailesh Jejurikar will be appointed as the COO of the company. This further ensures great news for P&G India as India has been a talent factory for P&G globally and one of the largest exporters of top talent to P&G globally.

The company has approximately 350 Indian expats in roles across the company.

As COO, Shailesh will have profit/loss responsibility for P&G’s Enterprise Markets (Latin America, India, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe). He will also lead Information Technology, Global Business Services, Sales, Market Operations, New Business, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Distribution efforts for the Company.

Currently, Shailesh is the Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble’s largest business sector, Fabric & Home Care, which includes many of P&G’s most-iconic brands: Tide, Ariel, Downy, Gain, Febreze, Swiffer—and represents about one-third of total company sales and net earnings. In this role, Shailesh has led the team in delivering industry-leading results and value creation through innovation (R&D), a synchronized E2E supply chain, brand-building and sales.

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