Shailesh Jejurikar

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Born (1966-10-28) 28 October 1966 (age 55)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
NationalityIndia
CitizenshipIndia
Education
  • Mumbai University (BEc)
  • Indian Institute of Management (Man)
OccupationBusiness executive
TitleCEO of Fabric & Home Care Procter & Gamble
Spouse(s)Sankhya
Children2
Website[1]

Shailesh Jejurikar (born 28 October 1966) is an Indian American business executive. He is the chief operating officer (COO) of Procter & Gamble.

Early life

Shailesh Jejurikar is 53 years old.[1] and was born in Mumbai, India.[2] He attended the elite high school at The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet[3] and then graduated from Mumbai University with a B.A. in Economics.[4] He then went on to do the Post Graduate Program in management from the Indian Institute of Management in Lucknow [4] before beginning his business career as an Assistant Brand Manager with Procter & Gamble (P&G) in Mumbai, India in 1989.

Career

Procter & Gamble

Shailesh Jejurikar has spent over 30 years in Procter & Gamble across multiple business units and geographies including assignments in Mumbai, Nairobi, Singapore, Cincinnati and Geneva. In 2019 Jejurikar assumed responsibility for the role of CEO, P&G Fabric & Home Care while continuing to be the Executive Sponsor of Corporate Sustainability for the company.[4] The Fabric and Home care business generated over 22 Billion Dollars of Sales in 2019 and spans iconic brands like Tide (brand), Ariel (detergent), Gain (detergent), Downy, Febreze, Swiffer, Dawn (brand), Cascade and Fairy (brand).[5]

As Executive Sponsor for Corporate Sustainability, Jejurikar has led the company's efforts to drive P&G's sustainability efforts to become a force for good and a force for growth.[6] This has been brought to life with the creation and rollout of P&G's Sustainability Strategy and Plan Ambition 2030.[7]

Starting in October 2021 Jejurikar was appointed Chief Operating Officer of P&G, the first Indian to hold such high office at Procter & Gamble.[8] [9]

Personal life

Shailesh lives with his wife Sankhya who is a visual artist.[10] He has two sons.[11]

Notable

In 2017 Jejurikar caused a controversy with his comments intimating that Millenials are contributing to declining sales of fabric conditioner[12][13]

Jejurikar has been nominated to join the soon-to-be independent Otis Elevator Company board.[14] He has also served as Member of the Nanyang Business School’s Advisory Board (2007-2015) and as a Trustee of the Cincinnati Country Day School (2012-2017).[4]

References

  1. "P&G 2019 Annual Report" (PDF).
  2. "Shailesh named new Global President".
  3. Duttagupta, Ishani. "notable alumni of Hyderabad Public School". The Economic Times.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "P&G Corporate Profile of Shailesh Jejurikar" (PDF).
  5. "Procter & Gamble Investor News" (PDF).
  6. "2017 Full Citizenship Report" (PDF).
  7. "P&G long term sustainability plan".
  8. Rahul, N. (31 July 2021). "Appointment of Shailesh Jejurikar as COO of P&G". The Hindu.
  9. "Shailesh Jejurikar first Indian COO of P&G".
  10. "Sankhya Jejurikar".
  11. "Issuu Indian Hill Journal".
  12. "12 Things Millennials Aren't Buying".
  13. "Soft no more: Millennials shed dependency from fabric-softener". 19 December 2016.
  14. "Journal Inquirer - Otis Board Named".

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