Chief R&D and Innovation Officer Fabric & Home Care, Flavor & Fragrance
Procter & Gamble
Jerry Porter is the Chief R&D and Innovation Officer, Fabric & Home Care, Flavor & Fragrance at Procter & Gamble, a role he has held since January 2020.
In this role, Jerry leads innovation within P&G Global Fabric Care, the Company’s single largest category that includes many of P&G’s most iconic brands such as Tide, Ariel, Downy and Gain. He also serves in an executive leadership position responsible for the innovation strategy for the entire Fabric & Home Care Sector, a $28 billion business that makes up for 34% of P&G net sales. Jerry also serves as the Executive R&D leader for P&G’s Flavors & Fragrances capability.
A strategic innovation leader deeply rooted in the business who sees the opportunity in every difficulty, Jerry uniquely leverages technical depth and innovation strategically to serve consumers and business with a portfolio of superior product propositions.
During his 35-plus year career at P&G, Jerry has achieved a track record of transformational results that accelerated Company growth and created sustainable innovation in Europe, the United States and Asia across multiple consumer goods categories, from assembled paper products and laundry to 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, Jerry led the P&G Home Care R&D organization as vice president for four years 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 serves as the R&D Executive for the P&G African American Leadership Network.