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Hanneke Faber

An alumna of The Honors College at the University of Houston, Hanneke Faber holds the title of the youngest Vice President at Proctor & Gamble. At 39, Ms. Faber is responsible for product lines in Western Europe, as well as the entire Proctor & Gamble cosmetics business through distributors in 65 countries worldwide. Her oversight extends to some $1.2 billion in revenues. In addition to being a wife and mother of three, Ms. Faber’s current projects include building the company’s greenest plant to date in Poland. Proctor & Gamble is one of the world’s most innovative advertisers and marketers; Faber stands as one of the individuals key to this accomplishment. Her recent visit represented a great opportunity for the University students, faculty, and staff to gain insight into the “real world” of marketing. Hanneke Faber lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband, Aris Economon, also an alum of The Honors College and successful within the international business community. Her father, Dr. Mient Jan Faber, an esteemed international peace activist, is teaching an Honors course in Fall 2009 about military intervention and human security.