ChangeNOW 2021


Jerry Porter

P&G Fabric & Home Care Research & Development

Senior Vice President


Since January 2020, Jerry Porter has been the Senior Vice President of R&D of P&G Global Fabric Care business, the Company’s single largest category that includes many of P&G’s most-iconic brands: Tide, Ariel, Downy, and Gain. He also takes on the Executive Leadership position responsible for the innovation strategy for the entire Fabric and Home Care Sector, a $ 23 billion business - 33% of P&G net Sales. Jerry is also the Executive R&D Leader for the Flavors & Fragrance Discipline Capability. Strategic Innovation Leader deeply rooted in the business who sees the opportunity in every difficulty. In his role Jerry leads the innovation program for the total Fabric Care business unit, uniquely leveraging technical depth and innovation strategically to serve consumers and business with a portfolio of superior product propositions. During his 30+ year career in P&G, Jerry achieved a track record of transformational results accelerating Company growth and creating sustainable innovation in Europe, USA and Asia across multiple consumer goods categories from Assembled Paper products, Laundry, Household Cleaning and Prestige Beauty brands. This resulted in years of competitive advantage for P&G. Just before his appointment to the Fabric Care business unit, Jerry led for four years the P&G Home Care R&D organization as Vice President where, under his leadership, his organization delivered significant innovations that are improving consumer lives every day. Committed to empowering the organization, in addition to his business unit responsibilities, Jerry also leads recruiting for R&D and the R&D Executive for the P&G African American Leadership Network. Jerry is the chairperson of the Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA), and part of the Executive & Finance Committee and the Retail Engagement Task Force. He is the Chairman and Board Member of the Live Well Collaborative and Household & Commercial Products Association Board of Directors. Jerry is also a Board member on the Southwest Ohio Region Workforce Investment Board, the National Executive Leadership Council and the NACME Board. Jerry graduated from the Vanderbilt University (Tennessee, U.S.A.) with a B.E. in Chemical Engineering.

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