MAGESVARAN SURANJAN

President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, Procter & Gamble

Magesvaran Suranjan (Suran) leads P&G’s Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and Japan/Korea regions—a $12+ billion business with 17,000 employees serving consumers in 105 countries through leadership brands across all P&G product categories. He works with retail partners to create value for consumers by presenting P&G products in a clear, shoppable way and at a good value—and to ensure category growth.

Suran joined P&G in 1994 as a financial analyst in Cincinnati, U.S.A. He has spent one third of his career with the company as a vice president and general manager leading various businesses across a variety of functions, categories, and regions, including Asia Home Care, Personal Power, P&G Professional, and Oral Care businesses.
He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of consumers around the world through P&G brands. A strong advocate for talent development, Suran serves on advisory boards for two universities.

Birthplace Sri Lanka
Education Indiana University Bloomington,
B.Sc. with Honors
(Accounting), 1989
Certified Public Accountant, 1989
The University of Chicago, M.B.A. Finance & Marketing, 1994
Date Joined August 8, 1994
Affiliations Singapore Economic Development Board, Finance Committee
Singapore Economic Development Board, Board of Directors, Director
US-ASEAN Business Council, Board of Directors, Director
Singapore Management University – Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Advisory Board, Member
Northeastern University – Center for Emerging Markets, Advisory Board, Member
Recognitions Top 100 Executives in the Middle East (Forbes, November 2018)
Male Champion of the Year for Gender Equality (American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore HERO Awards, March 2019)

Year Positions Held
2019 President – Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa
2018 President, Asia Pacific Selling & Market Operations (SMO)
President, Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa SMO
2015 President, Asia Pacific SMO
2014 Vice President, Asia Home Care, Personal Power, and Australasia, Japan and Korea Oral Care
2012 Vice President, Asia Home Care, P&G Professional and Batteries
2011 Vice President, Finance & Accounting, Global Home Care and P&G Professional; Marketing Leader,
NA Air Care; North America Hub Leader, Air Care, Brand Franchise Organization
2008 General Manager, Finance & Accounting, Global Home Care and P&G Professional
2007 Director, Finance, Corporate Forecasts and Analysis
2006 Director, Finance, Greater China
2005 Director, Finance, Greater China Beauty Care
2004 Associate Director, Finance, Greater China Skin and Cosmetics
2002 Associate Director, Finance, Global Customer Business Development
2000 Associate Director, Finance, North America Cosmetics
1998 Finance Group Manager, Product Supply, P&G Chemicals
1998 Finance Group Manager, U.S. Customer Business Development
1996 Senior Finance Analyst, U.S. Customer Business Development
1995 Senior Finance Analyst, Fabric & Home Care
1994 Finance Analyst, Dish Care