VP, IT & Shared Services (Retired)
Procter & Gamble
Andy Walter is a business results-driven professional with extensive experience in strategy, development, execution, and operations across Shared Services and IT. He led the Commercial Services & Delivery Organization (over 1500 IT and multifunctional professionals) for P&G’s Global Business Services (GBS). He was responsible for IT & Shared Services for all Global Business Units and Markets around the world. His team was accountable for developing cutting-edge capabilities for P&G to win “where it matters most,” with Consumers, Shoppers, and Retailers. This included all eBusiness, Consumer Services, BI/Analytics, Sales Force Solutions, Project Delivery, Business Process Services, and A&D / Company restructuring efforts.
With over 25 years of experience, Walter’s IT & Shared Services career has spanned a variety of assignments including Global R&D, Product Supply & Manufacturing, Marketing, and International Sales & Operations. Walter also designed and led the industry-leading Business Intelligence / Analytics journey across P&G. Under his leadership, P&G received the first-ever Excellence in Analytics Award by The International Institute of Analytics. His teams have also been recognized with CIO 100 Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012. In 2013, Harvard Business School added a P&G-based case study to their analytics’ curriculum. Andy credits such recognition to clear “Play to Win” strategy choices, relentless talent development, and breakthrough strategic partnerships. His team delivered the largest M&A portfolio in the history of P&G…over $12B in transformation of the largest CPG company in the world!
Walter is driven by the belief that people and relationships make the difference—that “The day we claim success is the day we fail.” An inspirational and in-touch leader in diversity, organization design / capability, strategic partner management, and industry influence, he’s clear that value comes from execution where it matters most… with consumers!
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Cincinnati. Andy serves as Trustee and Treasurer for the Ovarian Cancer Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. He previously served on the GS1 U.S. Board, Chair of the GS1 U.S. Board Technology Committee, and Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Valley Chapter of the MS Society.
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