Roger Stewart is an adjunct professor in the Krannert MBA, teaching International Finance and Fixed Income to second year MBA’s. He began teaching in West Lafayetee in 2005. Prior to that he taught International Finance in Purdue’s German Executive Master’s program in Hannover, Germany. He has been named a distinguished teacher, enjoys advising students on career planning, and has lectured numerous times on campus.
In 2004, Roger retired from Procter & Gamble, after thirty years of service, as the Vice President of Global Treasury. P&G’s treasury organization is considered among the very best in risk and cash management. Using Value at Risk technology developed with the Risk Metric’s Group (RMG), they are able to assess and manage foreign exchange, interest rate, and commodity risk in one large corporate pool. Over 90% of Procter & Gambles cash is managed in one large system develop with Wall Street Systems, a premiere cash management software group in New York.
At the time of his retirement, P&G’s debt portfolio was about $15 Billion. They had
$6 Billion in cash. Foreign Exchange risk to the profit forecast was about $7-8 Billion per year. There were over $20 Billion in pension assets. His organization also managed P&G’s insurance risk.
Over his career, Roger developed the financing in Central and Eastern Europe, right after the Berlin Wall fell. He managed financing and interest rate risk, through numerous Latin America crises and oversaw the financing of P&G’s large Chinese business.
Before joining the Treasury organization in 1987, he had experience in Cost Accounting, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, etc. in Procter & Gamble’s Paper, Health Care, Beauty Care, and Beverage organizations.
He is adie hard Purdue alum with a B.S. in Biology in 1971 and an MSIA from Krannert in 1974.
His principal residence is Flagstaff Arizona where he is on the United Way Board and Finance Committee and is the head of the Foodbank Advisory Board.