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9th Annual Kossoff Leadership Lecture - Ian Cook, President & CEO of Colgate-Palmolive
Start Date: 3/11/2014Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 3/11/2014End Time: 2:30 PM
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About the Speaker:
Ian Cook is the Chairman, President and CEO of the Colgate-Palmolive Company, a leading global consumer products company whose products are sold in more than 200 countries and territories. Mr. Cook joined Colgate in 1976 in the United Kingdom after graduating from London University (Guildhall) and progressed through a series of senior management roles around the world. He became Chief Operating Officer in 2004, with responsibility for operations in North America, Europe, Central Europe, Asia and Africa. In 2005, Mr. Cook was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer, responsible for all Colgate operations worldwide. He was elected President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of Colgate’s Board of Directors in July 2007 and became Chairman in January 2009.


Mr. Cook has been a long-time champion of Colgate’s global oral health improvement initiatives. Through the “Bright Smiles, Bright Futures” oral health program, Colgate has reached more than 750 million children in more than 80 countries and in 30 languages with oral health education programs recognized by dental health agencies around the world. In the United States, this program of in-school curriculum, mobile dental vans and community awareness reaches millions of children and is complemented by a commitment to promote professional education in underserved communities. Mr. Cook serves on the boards of Catalyst, the women’s leadership organization, and New Visions for Public Schools, a New York City education organization.

About the Program:
Mr. Cook will be participating in a conversation moderated by David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs at Baruch, regarding relevant business topics and his career expereiences. Q&A from the audience follows.

Baruch College | Newman Vertical Campus Simon Conference Room 55 Lexington Avenue @ E. 24th Street, 14th Floor, Rm 14-220

Free Admission, but you must RSVP to attend. Limited Capacity.
Contact Information:
Name: Sidney Ko
Phone: (646)660-6132
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