Henretta, 52, has experience in marketing, advertising, and operations, as well as specific expertise in international and emerging market business. A 28-year veteran of Procter & Gamble, Henretta was named group president of the Global Beauty Sector in June 2013. Before this appointment, she led Global Beauty Care as group president.
Henretta joined P&G in 1985. She has served in a diverse range of brand, marketing, and general management roles across a wide variety of businesses, including Fabric Care, Baby Care, and Beauty. Her leadership in emerging markets began in 2005 when she was appointed president of P&G business in ASEAN, Australia and India. In 2007, she expanded her role as group president, P&G Asia, including Greater China.
Henretta served on the Singapore Economic Development Board from August 2007 to January 2013. She received a U.S. State Department appointment to the Business Advisory Council of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) from January 2008 to December 2011, and later received a U.S. presidential appointment as the first woman chair of the Business Advisory Council to APEC in January 2011. Henretta is also a member of the International Market Association Asia CEO forum, a trustee of St. Bonaventure University, and serves on the advisory Committee of the Newhouse School of Communications.
Henretta earned her bachelor`s degree in mass communications from St. Bonaventure University, from which she also holds an honorary Ph.D. She holds a master`s degree in advertising from Syracuse University`s Newhouse School of Public Communications.