A.G. Lafley is the chairman and CEO of P&G, which is
consistently recognized as one of the most admired companies in the
world and a great developer of business leaders. A.G. was named CEO of
the year in 2006 by Chief Executive
magazine and serves on the boards of
GE and Dell. His first opportunity to manage a business came when he
was in the Navy and in charge of retail and services businesses for ten
thousand Navy and Marine Corps people and their families. After the
he went to Harvard Business School, and then joined P&G following
graduation. He started as a brand assistant for Joy in 1977 and was
appointed CEO in June of 2000.
Ram Charan is the coauthor of the bestseller Execution and the author of What the CEO Wans You to Know, Know-How, and many other books. Dr. Charan grew up in India, where he first learned the art and science of business in his family's shoe shop. After earning his M.B.A. and D.B.A. from Harvard Business School, he taught for a number of years at both Harvard and Northwestern. He now advises the leaders and boards of companies around the world, including GE, DuPont, Nokia, Verizon, and the Thomson Corporation. What people around the world proclaim are Ram's practicality and the value he provides in helping them solve business problems. For more information on Ram Charan and his work, visit www.ram-charan.com.