Procter & Gamble has announced the appointment of Debra L. Lee as a member of its board of directors.
Lee served as the chairman and chief executive officer of BET Networks, a media and entertainment subsidiary of Viacom Inc. from 2006 to 2018.
Lee joined the company in 1986, where she held several leadership positions over the years.
She was responsible for leading original staple programming including The BET Awards and Black Girls Rock!
“She has distinguished herself as a leader in the media industry for more than 30 years and brings broad, deep knowledge ranging from media strategy and programming to corporate risk oversight," said David Taylor, chairman, president and CEO, P&G.
“Her experience, expertise and guidance will further strengthen our efforts to better serve consumers and a broad range of stakeholders," he added.
Lee also has extensive experience in corporate governance from serving on a wide range of public company boards.
Currently, she is a member of the board of directors of Marriott International Inc., Burberry Group PLC and AT&T, Inc.
Previously, she served as a Director of Revlon, Inc., WGL Holdings Inc. and Twitter Inc.
Lee holds a B.A. in political science from Brown University, a master’s in public policy from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.
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