CINCINNATI (AP) — Former eBay CEO and 2010 California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman has returned to the Procter & Gamble Co.’s board of directors.
The Cincinnati-based consumer products maker whose brands include Tide detergent and Pampers diapers said Friday that Whitman has been appointed as a 12th board member, effective immediately.
Whitman was on the company’s board from 2003 to 2008. P&G’s CEO and board chairman, Bob McDonald, said in a statement Friday that Whitman was an outstanding director and P&G welcomes back her business knowledge, vision and “passion for winning.”
Whitman, a Republican, lost to Jerry Brown after waging the costliest state-level campaign in U.S. history. Her spending included $144 million from her personal fortune.
As eBay’s CEO for 10 years, Whitman oversaw the online auction site’s rapid growth.
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