Procter & Gamble Appoints Beauty Segment Leader as Global President for e-business
Deb Henretta, 53, formerly the group president of global beauty, has been named the global president for e-business at Procter & Gamble. Henretta served as Group President of Global Beauty Care; Group President, Asia and Global Specialty Channel; Group President of Asia as her most recent roles. Before that she had responsibility of ASEAN, Baby Care, Fabric Conditioners, Laundry Products, etc. She has been a Director of Corning since 2013.
Intel Security CTO joins Blue Coat as COO
CTO Michael Fey has left Intel Security Group to become President & COO at Blue Coat Systems, a privately owned network security company. He was EVP, CTO, and general manager of corporate products at Intel Security. Fey also managed business operations and strategy for corporate product business units at McAfee, part of Intel Security. Previously, Fey was SVP of advanced technologies and field engineering with McAfee. An industry veteran, Fey has held leadership positions with Opsware, Mercury Interactive, and Lockheed-Martin.
Microsoft Names New Head of Corporate Strategy and Chief Economist
Microsoft appointed Jeff Teper as Corporate VP of Corporate Strategy. Teper was former VP in Office Service and Servers Group. Prior to that, Teper led development of SharePoint. Before joining Microsoft in 1992, he was VP, Software Engineering at Colonial Consulting.
Walmart.com CEO Leaves, Latin American E-Commerce Head Takes Over
Joel Anderson, president and CEO of Walmart.com., has left the online giant to assume the role of president at Five Below, the retailer targeting pre-teens and teens. Anderson spent three years as president and CEO of Walmart.com. Prior to that spent four years in senior operations roles at the company. He also spent 12 years at Toys "R" Us, in various roles and activities including marketing, online, new ventures and operations.
Apple VP, Worldwide Corporate Communications Katie Cotton to Retire
After 18-year tenure at Apple, Katie Cotton, the company's VP of worldwide corporate communications, will be leaving. She’s long been among the company’s most powerful executives and played a key role in shaping the mystique and exclusivity surrounding the Apple brand. Cotton has played a role in some of the most buzzed-about product launches in technology (iPod, iPhone, iPad).
Qualcomm Taps Unilever COO as New Board Member
Qualcomm appointed Harish Manwani, the current COO at Unilver Plc, as a new board member. In 2005, he joined the Unilever Executive team as President, Asia Africa. Before that, he was president and CEO of the HPC North America business group; President, Home and Personal Care, Latin America business group; moved to the UK as SVP, Global Hair Care and Oral Care. He joined Hindustan Lever (HLL) in 1976. He is also non-executive chairman of Hindustan Lever and sits on the boards of Indian School of Business, Whirlpool and Pearson.
Google’s SVP, Social Leaves
Vic Gundotra, Google’s SVP, Social, leading Google+ has left. He has been leading Google+, Google's social network, since it launched in 2011. He joined Google eight years ago, initially leading developer relations. Prior to joining Google, Gundotra was at Microsoft. Gundotra joined Microsoft in 1991 and eventually became GM of Platform Evangelism.
Microsoft Goes Through More Board and Senior Leadership Changes
Stephen J. Luczo, 57, Chairman and CEO of Seagate resigned from Microsoft Board. Luczo joined Microsoft’s board in May 2012. Prior to his current role, Luczo served at Seagate as President and COO, and SVP of Corporate Development. Prior to joining Seagate in 1993, he was Senior Managing Director of the Global Technology Group of Bear, Stearns & Co., an investment banking firm.
Facebook Hardware Chief Leaves to Build a Storage Startup
Frank Frankovsky, Facebook’s VP of hardware design and supply chain, plans to leave the company. Frankovsky, a Facebook veteran of the past four-and-a-half years, rose from directing Facebook’s server hardware design efforts to become a VP. He was instrumental in founding Facebook’s Open Compute Project, an initiative that invites hardware community collaboration and the open sharing of data center design specifications. In Frankovsky’s absence, Director of Infrastructure Jason Taylor will assume responsibility for leading the supply chain and hardware design teams at Facebook.
HP Senior Operations Exec Joins Gannett Board
Tony A. Prophet, SVP of Operations, Printing and Personal Systems at Hewlett-Packard, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Gannett. Prophet has been with Hewlett-Packard since 2006, initially as SVP of Supply Chain Operations, Personal Systems Group until 2012 when he was named to his current role. Prior to joining Hewlett-Packard, he served in a variety of roles at United Technologies Corporation, Honeywell International, Booz Allen Hamilton and General Motors.