CINCINNATI (AP) – A former Federal Trade Commission chairwoman will become the chief legal officer at Proctor & Gamble Co.
The consumer products maker says Deborah Platt Majoras, who joined P&G two years ago, will succeed Steven Jemison on Feb. 1.
P&G says the 58-year-old Jemison will retire Sept. 30 after 29 years at the company.
The 46-year-old Majoras has been with the Cincinnati company for two years and moves up from senior vice president and general counsel.
During Majoras’ 2004-2008 tenure at the FTC, the agency approved P&G’s $57 billion 2005 acquisition of Gillette provided the companies sold some overlapping products.
P&G’s chief legal officer handles litigation including patent and trade issues, regulatory compliance, and labor law.