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Former P&G Vice Chairman Dimitri Panayotopoulos Joins BCG as Senior Advisor

Panayotopoulos, Who Managed the Full Portfolio of P&G Brands and Business Units Globally, Brings Deep Experience in Driving Growth, Innovation, and Execution Excellence

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/14 -- The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) announced today that Dimitri Panayotopoulos, has joined the firm as a senior advisor in its Consumer practice. Panayotopoulos previously served as Vice Chairman of Procter & Gamble and was responsible for managing the full portfolio of the company's brands and global business units with $84 billion in annual sales.

Panayotopoulos brings to BCG extraordinary international experience in driving growth, innovation, and execution excellence. In his 37 years at P&G, he was a cornerstone of the company's global success and earned a reputation for relentlessly pushing boundaries. As Vice Chair Global Business Units and more recently the Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Panayotopoulos helped the company focus on breakthrough ideas, speed to market, and large-scale transformation across all businesses.

Panayotopoulos is also known for his ability to connect with consumers and to foster collaboration across internal functions as well as with retailers.

"We are extremely excited to bring Dimitri on board as a senior advisor," said Tom Lutz, a BCG senior partner and global leader of the firm's Consumer practice. "His experience in driving revenue and profit growth in an array of businesses and in building brand leadership around the world will be a tremendous asset to our clients."

Panayotopoulos began his distinguished career at P&G in the company's sales organization in the United Kingdom. He continued to build experience across the advertising and marketing groups before moving on to various country manager positions. His work around the world consistently culminated in a market leadership position for P&G. In his eight years in China, Panayotopoulos built the company's business from disjointed franchises into a market leadership position in beauty products. He then managed P&G's 110-country market-development organization in Central Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and spearheaded the creation of a unified approach to brands and businesses in those markets. After being named Group President of Global Fabric Care in 2004, Panayotopoulos helped build Downy, Lenor, and Gain into billion-dollar brands.

Mr. Panayotopoulos added, "I am looking forward to joining the BCG team. I strongly believe that I can meld my experience, together with BCG's world class insights and capabilities, to bring value-creating solutions to clients. Together we can continue to drive change and growth for clients as they tackle the most challenging issues and economic circumstances we have faced in recent times."

Panayotopoulos will be based in Amsterdam but will support BCG case teams globally by sharing his expertise in innovation and go-to-market strategies. He will also lend his unique expertise on China, Africa, and other emerging markets.

For further information or to request an interview, please contact Eric Gregoire at +1 617 850 3783 or [email protected].

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