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P&G Looks Within for CEO Succession

P&G has never chosen an outsider to lead the company. It’s always groomed chief executives who’ve run major brands or territories, and achieved success in different parts of the world. Currently, five P&G execs are best positioned to become CEO.

Tucked away in the fine print of just-delivered annual financial reports are clues that may help answer a tantalizing question: Who might become Procter & Gamble’s next CEO?

Chief executive A.G. Lafley returned to the big office from retirement last year, charged with restoring company growth and goosing a stagnant stock price out of the doldrums. He immediately shook up the management ranks and drew five key executives into his inner circle, signaling that one of them might one day succeed him.

Now, a year’s results are in for the five executives, each of whom supervises operations accounting for more than $20 billion in annual sales.

Read more: Cincinnati.com

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