Industry Loses Former P&G CEO

April 13, 2022 Industry Loses Former P&G CEO

Durk Jager, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble (P&G), parent company of Proctor & Gamble Professional (P&G PRO), passed away April 3, 2022. He was 78 years old.

Jager was born on April 30, 1943, in Haskerland, the Netherlands. He began his thirty-year career with P&G in 1970 as a brand assistant for P&G Holland. Jager would then go on to lead P&G operations in Japan and Asia. In 1995, he was named P&G’s Chief Operating Officer. Four years later he was elevated to CEO, the company’s first to be born outside of the United States. In 1999 he was named president and chairman of P&G’s board of directors. He resigned from P&G in 2000.

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