HMG Legends

HMG Strategy recognizes those preeminent CIOs and technology executives whose accomplishments have set the bar for future technology leaders.

Digital disruption. Tech-fueled business growth. Innovation-driven business transformation. There’s never been a more exciting time to be a technology executive. These are the eminent technology leaders who’ve shaped the IT landscape and made an enduring impact on the HMG thought leadership network.



Filippo Passerini

Former Group President, Global Business Services & CIO - Procter & Gamble

Filippo is Group President, Global Business Services (GBS) and Chief Information Officer at P&G. He and his team of 6,000 colleagues and 8,000 partners are responsible for delivering more than 170 services and solutions to the Company’s employees in 70 countries worldwide. Filippo led the integration of P&G’s IT and services groups to form GBS, one of the largest and most progressive shared services organizations in the world. The GBS focus is on transforming the way business is done — being distinctive by anticipating the needs of the business and delivering relevant solutions that drive concrete business value and help P&G win with consumers. Innovative in structure, scope and philosophy, GBS continues to be a competitive advantage for P&G. Filippo has more than three decades of business-building experience with P&G in both developed and developing markets. He has lived and worked in the UK, Latin America, Greece, Italy, Turkey, and the United States. Filippo’s leadership experience includes category, country, and marketing general management, and he credits his diverse exposure to the business as one of the keys to success in partnering with cross-functional leaders. Filippo is globally recognized as an information technology and shared services thought leader, known for having created new and progressive business models, leveraging digital technology. He has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Fisher-Hopper Prize for Lifetime Achievement in CIO Leadership, Shared Service Thought Leader of the Year, and InformationWeek’s Chief of the Year. Filippo is a member of the CIO Hall of Fame. Filippo serves on the Board of Directors for United Rentals, is a Visiting Professor for the Politecnico di Milano School of Management and a Professor in Residence at Columbia University. A native of Italy, he earned his Doctorate in Statistics & Operating Research from the University of Rome.

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