Procter & Gamble global executive, CIO to speak at George Washington Carver Convocation



TUSKEGEE, Ala. (January 25, 2012) — Tuskegee University will celebrate the life and work of educator and scientist George Washington Carver during an annual convocation on Friday

at 10 a.m. in the University Chapel.

Filippo Passerini, group president of global business  services and chief information officer for Procter & Gamble, will be the speaker. Passerini is responsible for delivering more than 170 services and solutions to Procter & Gamble employees all over the world. He has nearly 30 years of experience at Procter & Gamble and has held leadership roles in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He was inducted into the CIO Hall of Fame in 2010. He has a doctorate in statistics and operating research from the University of Rome.

This is the university’s 13th convocation to honor Carver who taught and performed research at Tuskegee for more than 50 years. The scientist and inventor created more than 300 products from peanuts and hundreds more from other plants and vegetables native to the South. While Carver did not see his research as a means to gain financial or personal gain, his work was grounded in deep religious beliefs and he saw his creations as gifts to help serve mankind.

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