With some of the most recognizable and successful brands—including Crest, Gillette, Pampers, Dawn and Charmin— in its vast portfolio, Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) serves nearly 5 billion people around the world. Based in Cincinnati, Ohio, and with operations in approximately 70 countries, P&G is also the world’s largest advertiser. The list of top P&G shareholders includes many who have played a part helping the company strengthen its position as a dominant global market leader.
Taylor became the third CEO of P&G in three years on Nov. 1, 2015, and was named chairman of the board on July 1, 2016. Widely considered a dark horse to take over leadership after Lafley’s departure, Taylor became the clear front-runner after being handed the reins of the global beauty division earlier in the year. Taylor’s unique career path to CEO began in 1980 after receiving a degree from Duke University in electrical engineering. He has risen from plant manager to hold many senior executive positions within the company.
Taylor insists that under his leadership, P&G’s drought of creating innovative products will end. He is reorganizing the company’s research and development (R&D) functions and empowering product category leaders who he feel are better positioned to react to market changes than top-level executives. As of a September 2017 SEC filing, Taylor owned more than 168,000 shares of company directly and another 26,142 through a trust.
Jon R. Moeller
With more than 120,000 held directly, and another 41,715 shares held indirectly through trusts, Moeller is the second-largest shareholder in the company as per the latest SEC filing dated August 15, 2017. He joined P&G in 1988 as a cost analyst and has been the company’s chief financial officer (CFO) since 2009. Before his current position, Moeller worked in almost every aspect of P&G, with extensive experience in the China market and its global beauty care division. He has overseen the divestitures of Folgers and the company’s pharmaceutical operation, and the $12.5 billion merger of Coty Inc. (COTY).
Marc Pritchard has been the company's chief brand officer since 2014. In this role, he is responsible for building P&G's brands through marketing, consumer and market knowledge, communications and design. He has been with the company for more than three decades. In 2009, Pritchard was named the company's global brand building officer. He is also active outside the company, serving in many advertising and marketing-related capacities, including the board chairman of the Association of National Advertisers. According to a SEC filing dated February 15, 2018, Pritchard owned 94,734 shares in the company directly and is listed as indirect owner of another 35,000 shares.
Mary Lynn Ferguson-McHugh
After graduating from Wharton's MBA program in 1986, Ferguson-McHugh joined P&G and was appointed the company's Group President, Global Family Care and Global Brand Creation and Innovation, P&G Ventures. As of February 28, 2018, she owns 65,556 shares of the company directly and almost another 49,000 shares indirectly.
The 55-year old is Group President - Global Fabric and Home Care and Global Baby and Feminine Care for the company since 2013. The business segments under Ciserani accounted for 60% of the 2017 net sales reported by the company in its annual report. Ciserani has worked his way to the top, starting out as Assistant Brand Manager for Ariel Handwash in 1987. His ownership of 74,853 shares makes him the fifth-largest shareholder for PG.