Robert McDonald, Former Chairman, President and CEO of Procter & Gamble

Robert McDonald is the former Chairman, President and CEO of Procter & Gamble and he currently serves as director of several companies and organizations. He joined P&G in 1980 and held a variety of roles for the world’s largest consumer packaged goods company. McDonald was named P&G’s Vice Chairman, Global Operations in 2004; Chief Operating Officer in 2007; President and Chief Executive Officer in 2009; and Chairman of the Board in 2010.  He was CEO until June 2013. After retiring from P&G, McDonald served as the eighth Secretary of Veterans Affairs from July 2014 until January 2017.

From 2005 to July 2014, McDonald served on the board of directors of Xerox Corporation, a provider of document management solutions, and from January 2014 to July 2014, he was on the board of directors of United States Steel Corporation, a publicly-traded integrated steel producer.

McDonald currently serves on the boards of RallyPoint, an online network for veterans and people in the military; Audia Group, an international plastics producer; the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and the Partnership for Public Service.

McDonald graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in the top two percent of his Class of 1975. In 1978, he earned his MBA from the University of Utah. The University of Utah Alumni Association named McDonald a Distinguished Graduate in 2010.

And in 2017, the West Point Association of Graduates named him for its Distinguished Graduate Award. An Army Veteran, McDonald served with the 82nd Airborne Division.