Ian Cook, chairman, president and CEO of Colgate-Palmolive, will deliver the 12th annual Robert P. Maxon Lecture on Feb. 8, 2011. The event, hosted by GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility, is free and open to the public.
Cook joined Colgate in the United Kingdom in 1976 and progressed through a series of senior marketing and management roles around the world. He was elected president and CEO in 2007. In 2009, he was named chairman.
The Maxon Lecture is named for GW alumnus Robert P. Maxon, B.A. ’48, who served his country in WWII and went on to hold several executive positions at Mobil, retiring as general manager of worldwide corporate public relations. The annual lecture features prominent executives and academics making presentations on contemporary global management issues. It is designed to add depth to the understanding of the next generation of global business leaders. The event was established through Dorothy Maxon’s generous endowment gift to the School of Business in honor of her husband.
For more information, visit: http://atthecenterofitall.business.gwu.edu/2010/11/17/the-twelfth-annual-robert-p-maxon-lecture/
Posted by gwsb on November 18, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.