By and  on May 10, 2012

In a bold move loaded with symbolism, Procter & Gamble Co. has decided to move the headquarters of its skin care, cosmetics and personal care business from Cincinnati to where its sees the future — Asia.

As one unintended consequence, the executive who originally recommended the relocation strategy, 49-year-old Gina Drosos, has decided to retire as group president of skin care, cosmetics and personal care, rather than uproot her teenage children by making the move east. Drosos, who will step down Sept. 1, will be succeeded by Deb Henretta, who is now based in Singapore as group president of P&G Asia and the specialty channel.

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