The executive changes at Procter & Gamble Co. continue under chairman, president and chief executive officer A.G. Lafley.
P&G said Wednesday that Dimitri Panayotopoulos plans to retire from his post as vice chairman and adviser to the chairman and ceo, effective Jan. 2, after 37 years at the company. Panayotopoulos moved to his current role in July, and prior to that served as vice chairman of global business units.
During his time at P&G, he held myriad sales and general management roles spanning Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
“We appreciate Dimitri’s considerable contributions over his long and successful career, building leading positions for the company in Egypt and then the Middle East, China, Central and Eastern Europe, and Africa,” said Lafley. “He concluded his distinguished career by leading our global business units through challenging times.”
P&G also disclosed several more upcoming executive changes: Bruce Brown, chief technology officer, will retire after 34 years with P&G on Aug. 31 after serving on special assignment beginning Feb. 1; Kathleen Fish, currently vice president, research & development, global fabric care, will succeed Brown as chief technology officer, effective Feb. 1, reporting to Lafley; Robert Fregolle will retire after 36 years at the company from his post as global customer business development officer on June 30 after serving on special assignment; Carolyn Tastad, currently vice president, global market strategy & planning and one go-to-market optimization, will succeed Fregolle, effective Feb. 1., reporting to Werner Geissler, vice chairman, global operations and Lafley.
In addition, Kirk Perry, currently president, global family care, will leave P&G effective Dec. 2, to pursue other interests. Steven Bishop, currently group president, global feminine care, has been named group president of global feminine and family care. He will continue to report to Martin Riant, group president, global baby, feminine and family care.