Board Composition

Our Leadership

Our Board of Directors consists of men and women who are leaders in the fields of business, government, law, medicine and education.

The Board has general oversight responsibility for the Company’s affairs pursuant to Ohio’s General Corporation Law, the Company’s Amended Articles of Incorporation and Code of Regulations, and the Board of Directors’ By-Laws. In exercising its fiduciary duties, the Board of Directors represents and acts on behalf of the Company’s shareholders. Additional details regarding the role and structure of the Board are contained in the Board’s Corporate Governance Guidelines.

Francis S. Blake

Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Home Depot, Inc. (national retailer). Appointed to the Board on February 10, 2015. Also a Director of Delta Airlines. Age 66. Member of the Audit and Governance & Public Responsibility Committees.


Angela F. Braly

Former Chair of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of WellPoint, Inc. (healthcare insurance), now known as Anthem. Director since 2009. Also a Director of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Brookfield Asset Management. Age 54. Chair of the Governance & Public Responsibility Committee and member of the Audit Committee.


Kenneth I. Chenault

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the American Express Company (global services, payments and travel company). Director since 2008. Also a Director of International Business Machines Corporation. Age 64. Member of the Audit and Compensation & Leadership Development Committees.


Scott D. Cook

Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Intuit Inc. (software and web services). Director since 2000. Age 63. Chair of the Innovation & Technology Committee and member of the Compensation & Leadership Development Committee.


Susan Desmond-Hellmann

Chief Executive Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (a private foundation supporting U.S. education, global health and development, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest). Former Chancellor and Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Distinguished Professor, University of California, San Francisco. Director since 2010. Also a Director of Facebook, Inc. Age 58. Member of the Audit and Innovation & Technology Committees.


A.G. Lafley

Executive Chairman of the Board. President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 2013 to October 2015. Director since 2013. Age 68.


Terry J. Lundgren

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Macy’s, Inc. (national retailer). Director since 2013. Age 64. Member of the Compensation & Leadership Development and Innovation & Technology Committees.


W. James McNerney, Jr.

Retired Chairman of the Board of The Boeing Company (aerospace, commercial jetliners and military defense systems). President of The Boeing Company from 2005 to December 2013, Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to June 2015, and Chairman of the Board from 2005-2016. Director since 2003. Also a Director of International Business Machines Corporation. Age 66. Lead Director, Chair of the Compensation & Leadership Development Committee and member of the Governance & Public Responsibility Committee.


David S. Taylor

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Group President – Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care from February 2015 to October 2015. Appointed to the Board on July 28, 2015. Age 57.


Margaret C. Whitman

President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (a servers, storage, networking, consulting and support company). Former President and Chief Executive Officer of eBay Inc. (ecommerce and payments) from 1998 to 2008. Director since 2011. Also Chairman of the Board of Hewlett-Packard Company. Age 59. Member of the Compensation & Leadership Development and Innovation & Technology Committees.


Patricia A. Woertz

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company (agricultural processors of oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa, etc.). President of Archer Daniels Midland Company until February 2014, Chief Executive Officer from 2006 to December 31, 2014, and Chairman from 2007 to December 31, 2015. Director since 2008. Also a director of 3M (since February 2016) and Royal Dutch Shell plc. Age 63. Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Governance & Public Responsibility Committee.


Ernesto Zedillo

Former President of Mexico, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Professor in the field of International Economics and Politics at Yale University. Director since 2001. Also a Director of Alcoa Inc., Citigroup, Inc. and Promotora de Informaciones S.A. Age 64. Member of the Governance & Public Responsibility and Innovation & Technology Committees.


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