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FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER VITAE

  Werner Geissler
Geissler_Werner

Werner Geissler

Vice Chairman
The Procter & Gamble Company
Member of IMD Foundation Board and Supervisory Board
German

Vita Werner Geissler is Vice Chairman at Procter & Gamble.

After earning an MBA at the University of Cologne (Germany), Mr Geissler joined Procter & Gamble Germany in 1979 as Assistant Brand Manager. He progressed to Brand Manager of Meister Proper (1982) and Pampers (1983), became Marketing Manager of Procter & Gamble Germany (1985-1988) and then Marketing Director of Procter & Gamble Netherlands (1988-1989). Moving back to Germany, he became Category Manager, Detergents (1989-1991) and then General Manager, Cosmetics and Fragrances (1991-1994). This was followed by a series of more senior management positions: Vice President and General Manager, Fine Fragrances-Western Hemisphere, Procter & Gamble Europe (1994-1996), Vice President and General Manager, Tissue/Towel and Cotton Products-Germany, Procter & Gamble Europe, Middle East and Africa (1996-1997), Vice President and General Manager, Laundry, Cleaning and Paper Products-Germany, Procter & Gamble Europe, Middle East and Africa (1997-1998), Vice President and General Manager, Turkey/Caucasia/Central Asia (1998-2001), President, Northeast Asia (2001-2004), Group President, Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (2004-2007) and, prior to his current position, Vice Chairman of Global Operations at Procter & Gamble (July 2007 until July 2014).

Mr. Geissler is also advisor to the Governor of Hyogo Prefecture (Japan) and a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. In addition, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, and as of January 2015, of Philip Morris International, as well as an Operating Partner at the Private Equity firm Advent International.

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