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Whitman rejoins P&G's board
February 14th, 2011
CINCINNATI – Former California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has returned to the board of directors at Procter & Gamble Co.
P&G said late Friday that it has appointed Whitman to its board effective immediately. The one-time eBay chief executive officer first served on the P&G board from 2003 to 2008.
"Meg was an outstanding director during her initial time on the board and we are delighted to be able to welcome her back," stated Robert McDonald, P&G chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Her business knowledge, vision and passion for winning are qualities that will serve the board and P&G well in the years ahead."
Whitman's first job after receiving her MBA from Harvard Business School was as a brand assistant at P&G, and she moved to Bain and Company in 1981, where she worked for eight years reaching the level of vice president, according to P&G. She then joined Walt Disney Co. as senior vice president of marketing and in 1992 accepted a senior position at StrideRite.
She held executive positions at Florists' Transworld Delivery (FTD) and Hasbro before taking the position of president and CEO at eBay in 1998. P&G said her leadership enabled eBay to grow from $4.7 million in revenue with 30 employees to $8 billion in sales and 15,000 employees worldwide by the time she retired in 2008. She ran for governor of California in the 2010 elections.