Episode: Terry Third Thursday: Gina Coleman Drosos
Leveraging Change to Accelerate Growth
Gina Coleman Drosos is the group president for Procter & Gamble’s global female beauty division, which includes skin care, cosmetics, deodorants, body care and cleansing, female hair removal, and hair care and hair color. Her career with P&G dates back to 1986, when she worked as a summer intern. Since then, she has served in a variety of roles on several continents, including marketing director, general manager, vice president and president, primarily in beauty, skin care and personal care products.
During her P&G tenure, Drosos transformed Olay into a leading global franchise, increasing sales more than 10 times with expansions into new beauty segments, new markets and new price tiers. She was a pioneer of credentialing/value-reframing (WE Skin, Clairol Perfect 10, and Secret/Gillette Clinical Strength).
Drosos led strategic and operational transformations in cosmetics and SK-II facial treatment lines to fuel growth. She also has a strong reputation for training and developing leaders across functions. In 2009, she received the P&G Diversity Award.
In 1985, Drosos graduated Magna Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree from the Terry College of Business. She received her MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1987.
She serves on the Cosmetic Executive Women’s Board of Directors and chairs the CEW Foundation Board. A resident of Cincinnati, some of her other civic affiliations include the American Cancer Society, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the U.S. Tennis Association, and various youth basketball coaching posts.
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