Dimitri Panayotopoulos, former Vice Chairman of Procter & Gamble, has joined strategy consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group. Panayotopoulos will be based in Amsterdam and serve as senior advisor in BCG’s Consumer practice.
Panayotopoulos spent approximately 37 years with Procter & Gamble. He started his career based in the UK, working in several positions in the sales and marketing domain. He gradually moved up the ranks and in 1999 Panayotopoulos was appointed head of the China country organisation, where he played an important role in transforming the business from disjointed franchises into one of the market leaders. Two years later he was given the responsibility for the Eastern-Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Between 2004 and 2007 he headed the Fabric Care business unit en from 2007 onwards he led the Household Care unit. Over the past years he served as Vice Chairman of the Board and recently as advisor to the CEO.
After he earlier this year decided to retire from P&G he has now embarked on a new challenge with management consultancy BCG. "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."
"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 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.