P&G Executive Paul Gama Joins UNCF Board of Directors

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UNCF welcomed a new member to its board of directors as Paul Gama, president of the personal health care division at longtime UNCF-partner Procter & Gamble (P&G), joined the ranks of the board Oct. 1.

Gama leads P&G’s global personal health care portfolio, including trusted brands such as Metamucil, Pepto-Bismol, Neurobion, Prilosec OTC and Vicks. Prior to his global leadership role, Gama led P&G’s North America personal health care portfolio for three years and has been key to the company’s improved business growth and innovation success.

Gama is among P&G’s most experienced leaders in the healthcare space. With more than 25 years in healthcare, he has driven market-leading results as well as consistently strong year-on-year innovation plans, underpinned by a keen focus on consumer needs. Gama joined P&G in 2017, bringing with him an impressive resumé and track record of success at industry leaders such as Bayer, Novartis and Reckitt Benckiser.

A native of Canada, Gama received his bachelor’s degree at McMaster University and his MBA from the University of Rochester. In addition to his responsibilities at P&G, Gama serves as chairman of the board at the Consumer Healthcare Products Association.

“I am completely honored to be part of the UNCF Board of Directors,” Gama said. “I look forward to working alongside Dr. Lomax and my fellow board members to ensure more resources and opportunities for African American students.”

“We welcome Paul to the board and look forward to him continuing our long-standing relationship with P&G,” said Dr. Michael L. Lomax, president and CEO, UNCF. “We truly appreciate the impact and support P&G has provided to us over the many years it has worked with UNCF, including the recent announcement of its new Rooted in Science Scholarships.”

Gama replaces William P. Gipson, the former P&G representative serving on the UNCF Board of Directors. Gipson had been a member of the board for six years.


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UNCF (United Negro College Fund) is the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports students’ education and development through scholarships and other programs, supports and strengthens its 37 member colleges and universities, and advocates for the importance of minority education and college readiness. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding nearly 20% of African American baccalaureate degrees. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. Today, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Its logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized trademark, A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”® Learn more at UNCF.org or for continuous updates and news, follow UNCF on Twitter at @UNCF.