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Gary Coombe, President, Europe - Procter & Gamble at SPIEF
Saint Petersburg - a wonderful city and
fitting location for P&G to mark 25 years
of operation in Russia as this is where
we first set up our business in 1991
We are proud of our history in Russia. 25 years after our first steps into
the country, we now have 3,000 employees working in 5 offices and 3
world-class manufacturing facilities to serve Russian consumers across
It was an honour to represent P&G at
the 20th St. Petersburg International
Economic Forum, joining business
and political leaders from all over the
world to discuss the future of Russian
business and the Global Economy
This was a fantastic discussion on ‘The
Next Global Growth Engines’ with leaders
from Finance, Banking and Technology
The world’s media attended SPIEF. I had
a great conversation with Russia’s
And later I talked about P&G’s future in Russia with Kirill Tokarev from RBC TV
During SPIEF, we announced a significant
investment to modernise our manufacturing
facility in St. Petersburg. It was an honour to
sign the agreement with Georgy Poltavchenko,
the Governor of St. Petersburg
We ended the event by joining many other forum participants running
past some of the fabulous landmarks in this beautiful city.
Congratulations to our Europe Communications Director, Faiza Lahlou,
who finished 7th among all female runners. Deeply impressed!
P&G Europe President, Gary Coombe, at the Saint Petersburg Economic Forum (SPIEF) in June 2016.