Carolyn Tastad

MPW 2017—Carolyn Tastad
Courtesy of P&G
  • Title
    Group President, North America
  • Affiliation
    Procter & Gamble
  • Age

P&G is in the crosshairs of activist investor Nelson Peltz’s Trian Fund Management, which—with its roughly $3 billion stake in the consumer goods giant—is waging the biggest proxy fight in history for a seat on its board. That means the pressure is on for Tastad, who oversees P&G’s largest region—representing almost half of the company’s revenue. P&G has tried to ignite its sluggish growth by cutting costs. It has also shed more than 100 brands in order to focus on core ones like Tide and Pampers.

Personal Information

Previous Rank37

Company Financials (2016, or most recently completed fiscal year)

Revenues ($M)71,726
Profits ($M)10,508
Market Value as of 9/14/17 ($M)238553.8