Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble board’s oversight questioned as boss departs

The abrupt departure of of Bob McDonald from Procter & Gamble has raised questions about corporate planning at the consumer products giant. Photo: Reuters

The sudden exit of Procter & Gamble’s Bob McDonald as chief executive and the return of former chief executive AG Lafley in his place has raised questions about the vigilance of one of America’s highest-profile corporate boards.

Wednesday, 29 May, 2013, 2:32pm

Procter & Gamble recalls former chief executive A.G. Lafley back to his post

A.G. Lafley says 65 is the new 45 about his return to P&G.

Consumer goods group Procter & Gamble has brought back A.G. Lafley to run the world's largest household products maker, replacing Bob McDonald immediately in the midst of a major restructuring.

Lafley took on the roles of chairman, president and chief executive, on Thursday, while McDonald is set to retire on June 30 after 33 years at P&G.

25 May 2013 - 2:41am

Brands invest HK$40 billion in campaigns to boost sales

Total advertising expenditure in Hong Kong rose 13 per cent last year from HK$36.03 billion in 2011, despite weak market sentiment caused by the sluggish economy. Photo: AFP

Media-monitoring firm admanGo reported that total advertising expenditure in the city rose 13 per cent from HK$36.03 billion in 2011, despite weak market sentiment caused by the sluggish economy.

31 Jan 2013 - 5:20am

Letters to the Editor, October 5, 2012

Children's welfare should come first in any divorce. Photo: AFP

Stark omission in air pollution measures

5 Oct 2012 - 1:46am

A global marketplace requires a global workshop

Eastman Kodak, the one-time film giant and inventor of the digital camera recently humbled into bankruptcy protection, was a victim of its own foolish policy of outsourcing key operations far from its factory floor in the United States, says Willy Shih, a professor of management practice at Harvard Business School.

SCMP, February 21

13 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

The key to sustainable living

As one of the world's leading consumer products companies, Procter & Gamble (P&G) has a lot to be proud of. Besides having improved the lives of millions of consumers worldwide with its products for more than 170 years, it has been a pioneer in sustainable development and is dedicated to making sustainable living the foundation of the company's core principles.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Agency's success is founded on 'credo of five Es'

Ask Esther Ma what she understands by the word 'entrepreneur' and she comes back with a typically enterprising answer.

9 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Beadman gamble pays off handsomely

While the championship ladder ended with a familiar look about it, this was a season when the Jockey Club licensing committee took a couple of risks in the riding roster and emerged looking all the bolder for having taken them.

6 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Early-responsibility policy works for P&G

It may sound intimidating to ask a newcomer to take on a big project, but this is how global consumer goods giant, Procter & Gamble (P&G), has developed its staff for years. With the 'build from within' culture, the company demands early responsibility from their management trainees.

20 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Switch off air conditioners to save the planet

Our school joined the No Air Conditioners Day yesterday, when nobody was allowed to switch on the 'coolers' anywhere on campus.

Air conditioners release many greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, which lead to global warming.

Moreover, the school can save about $5,000 a day from its electricity bill if we don't use the air conditioners.

2 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Eye on history

TODAY'S education philosophy emphasises learning outside the campus, and the photo exhibition, City and Country life: China around the May 4th Movement, provides a vivid opportunity to do this.

On May 4, 1919, students demonstrated against handing over of Germany's possessions in Shantung Province to Japan following the Versailles peace conference at the end of World War I.

8 May 2003 - 12:00am

P&G chief offers tips for success

Eighty young people gained tips from the top this week when they encountered the head of major American corporation Procter & Gamble (P&G) at a 'meet the chairman' session held at Hong Kong Stadium.

7 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Faked products fouling future for investments

Procter & Gamble (P&G) has lost US$150 million to counterfeiters on the mainland during the past three years and has warned that the problem could stop foreign investment.

12 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Landmark crossing

Procter & Gamble is to launch a TV advertising campaign to mark its 10th anniversary in the mainland.

The company will produce two commercials to mark the milestone. In the first, entitled 'Giving the best', a young couple in Shanghai who are expecting a baby engage in an intimate conversation as they daydream about their unborn child's future.

26 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Keeping tabs on tap water

It is reassuring to know that the staff at the 56th floor bar of the Island Shangri-La Hotel value the health of their patrons so dearly. Very dearly, in fact. After a customer ordered two drinks, he was told he could not have tap water.

'We only serve distilled or mineral,' the waitress said.

9 Aug 1998 - 12:00am