Russian Tide: A Book Discussion with Author John Pepper, Former CEO Procter & Gamble

July 17, 2012 • 9:00 – 10:15 pm EDT

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Building a Leadership Business in the Midst of Unprecedented Change

We are pleased to invite you to a discussion with John Pepper on the occasion of his new book "Russian Tide." Retired P&G CEO John Pepper traces development of P&G's business in Russia during the tumultuous 1990s as the company pioneered the bumpy road that was Russia's new economy and new free market at that time. John Pepper tells how P&G forged its path into this new marketplace, building an organization, then sweeping across Russia's vast geography to capture leadership positions with its brands.

John Pepper joined Procter & Gamble in 1963 and was named the president in 1986. He served as the ninth chairman of the board and CEO of P&G. Mr. Pepper retired from the company in 2002 and continued as chair of the Executive Committee of the board for an additional year. He became vice president of finance and administration for Yale University in 2004, also serving as a senior fellow there.


John Pepper
Former Procter & Gamble Chairman of the Board, President, CEO

Introduction by:

Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO, CSIS

Moderated by:

The Hon. John Tanner
Former U.S. Representative for Tennessee (D-TN)


Dr. Andrew Kuchins
Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, CSIS

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership