John E. Pepper, Jr.

President&CEO, Procter&Gamble (retired)

John E. Pepper (John E. Pepper) was born in Pottsville (Pa.). He graduated from Yale University in 1960 and from 1960 to 1963 he served in the US Navy.

He has an honorary doctorate from Xavier University, College of Mount St. Joseph, and St. Petersburg State University.

John E. Pepper, Jr.

Professional activity

Arriving at the company Procter & Gamble in 1963, Pepper was promoted from administrative assistant to the president in 23 years.

In 1974 he was appointed CEO of P & G Italy, in 1978, returned to the US and was elected vice-president in 1980, in 1984 he joined the company's Board of Directors and in 1986 became president (CEO) of the company Procter & Gamble. Having worked in P & G for 38 years, Pepper left the company as a Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2002.

Since 2007 he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Walt Disney International.

Also now Pepper is part of the Board of Directors of the Boston Scientific Corporation, the Alumni Association board of Yale University, the University Board of Trustees Xavier, Xerox Corporation and Motorola Inc., is chairman of the Advisory Board of the US trade policy and negotiations, members of the Board of "Drug Free America" and the "National campaign for the prevention of teenage pregnancy," the honorary co-chair of the National center for freedom underground railroad, vice-chairman of the center for assistance Cincinnati youth.

J.I. Pepper. Pepper and his wife Frances have four children and live in Wyoming, (pcs. Ohio).

John I.Pepper has chaired the International Advisory Board for the Graduate School of management, St. Petersburg university, founded in 1993from the very beginning for 10 years. He put his knowledge and experience, as well as financial resources, in the Faculty of Management – Graduate School of management formation, gave guest lectures and took part in several events in the School. 

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