Paul O’Brien

OUBEP Committee Member

Procter & Gamble

Paul has worked for Procter and Gamble for almost 30 years. Originally from Glasgow, he is a Geophysicist who spent 3 years researching ocean currents in the Antarctic as part of a PhD from Southampton University. Most of Paul’s career is in manufacturing but he has spent time in HR, Logistics and Supply Chain planning. He moved into Quality Assurance in 2013 and now has responsibility for the Global Fabric and Home Care Quality Assurance programme. Paul joined P&G in London and has worked as a Plant Manager in Kuantan (Malaysia), Mechelen (Belgium) and Cairo (Egypt). He is currently located in Geneva (Switzerland). Paul attended the OUBEP course in 2009 and was course Director in 2010.

At the core of the Oxford University Business Economics Programme is an intensive, one-week development course for the next generation of senior leaders. By combining high-calibre academic tuition, industry-leading keynote speakers, and a diverse group of delegates, OUBEP creates a dynamic space to explore economic theory and applications to help solve problems and create strategic impact.

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OUBEP curates an immersive, rich and intense experience for participants. At its core, lies a combination of outstanding teaching with tutoring sessions in smaller groups. Participants are also able to take advantage of networking opportunities around drinks and dinner or whilst taking part in typical Oxford activities.