Leadership

Corporate

For 33 years Bob served in various capacities at Procter & Gamble (P&G) with the last four as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2009 to 2013.

Procter & Gamble is a multi-national corporation that provides name brand consumer products for personal care and health care.  Learn more about Bob’s positive impact on the growth of P&G and how his leadership helped to add almost one billion people to its customer base.

Civil Service

In 2014 President Barack Obama nominated Bob to the position of United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs.  The selection of Bob to lead the VA was due in large part to his very successful corporate career in leading Procter & Gamble.

As one of the largest departments in the U.S. government, the department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is tasked with providing comprehensive healthcare to veterans from all branches of the United States Military.  Learn more about Bob’s experiences and results achieved while at the helm of the VA.

Board Member

Bob serves on several corporate and non-profit boards where he is able to bring a depth of knowledge from his past experiences at P&G and the VA that help to create a strong vision for the future.  Learn more about Bob’s board member activities and special projects.

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Recent Posts

Bob McDonald Visit Re-Cap To Ukraine For Its VA Best Practices

Monday morning I was up at 5:30 a.m. in my hotel room in the Hyatt Regency Kyiv in Ukraine.  I exercised in the hotel fitness center and cleaned up.  I met my host John Boestler, CEO of Combined Arms, at 8:30 a.m.  We were driven to the veterans hospital Lisova Polyana in the Obolonsky district […]

The Leadership Potential of War Veterans

Bob McDonald was recently interviewed by UATV during his visit to Ukraine to talk more about how the year-old The Ministry for Veterans Affairs can model itself after the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. McDonald who is the former CEO of Procter & Gamble, and, the eighth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs shared insight […]

What Is Your Life’s Purpose?

On this Independence Day, July 4, 2019, let’s recommit ourselves to serving others, to a higher purpose, which is what has made our country great.  At President Kennedy’s Inaugural Address on January 20, 1961, he said these famous words, “And so, my fellow Americans:  ask not what your country can do for you — ask […]