(Retired) Officer and Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive
Procter & Gamble
Linda Clement-Holmes recently retired as Officer and Advisor to the Chairman and Chief Executive at Procter & Gamble. Previously, she was Chief Information Officer for P&G; before that, she served as Global Information and Decision Solutions (IDS) Officer, responsible for building the capability of the Company’s IDS function as well as providing IDS governance oversight.
Ms. Clement-Holmes was a member of P&G’s Global Leadership Council and recently served as the Company’s Chief Diversity Officer. She joined P&G in 1983 as a systems analyst, going on to become a global “executive of firsts” across several disciplines. She was the first African-American senior vice president in the IT function, and the first female African-American senior vice president and president, within P&G. She led the first vision and strategy for P&G’s e-mail system, led the partnership with HP to provide core information technology services, and spearheaded delivery of broad business and employee services to Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa. As Chief Diversity Officer, Ms. Clement-Holmes crafted the first company-wide diversity and inclusion strategy and established P&G’s first ever Global Inclusion & Diversity Council, significantly elevating P&G’s Diversity Inc. and Working Mother Magazine rankings.
Ms. Clement-Holmes has been widely recognized for her leadership and business acumen. Recent honors include Purdue University’s Krannert Business Leadership Award and Purdue Old Master, American Business Awards’ Female Executive of the Year, Working Mother’s “Working Mothers of the Year,” YWCA’s Career Woman of Achievement, the First Tees Values award, the Howard University Global Visionary Leadership Award and the Diamond Leadership Award from the IT Senior Management Forum. She has been listed among Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders, Uptown Professional’s Top 100 Executives, and Black Enterprise magazine’s Top Executives.
She is active in community, business, and service organizations, including: Board of Directors, Cincinnati Financial Corporation (Audit Committee); IT Senior Management Forum Board of Directors (Executive Protégé Chair); YWCA of Cincinnati Board of Directors and Executive Committee (Board Secretary), Jack & Jill of America – Cincinnati Chapter (Vice President); and Delta Sigma Theta