Meet our team of #hairtruth experts

Meet our team of #hairtruth experts

The P&G Beauty Scientists are addressing the unique hair needs of women of color.

Rolanda J. Wilkerson, Ph.D.
Procter and Gamble Hair Care


Rolanda Wilkerson is a 12 year veteran of Procter & Gamble. She is a Principal Scientist who has experience working on many skin and hair care brands. She has extensive technical experience including upstream research on hair color, hair shampoos and scalp care. She has a deep understanding of women and women’s hair and skin care concerns and needs.


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Rukeyser S. Thompson, Ph.D.
Section Head, Procter & Gamble Hair Care R&D, Beauty and Grooming


Dr. Rukeyser S. Thompson has been with the Procter & Gamble Company for 11 years. She has led global hair care teams in Africa, Germany, and North America which have focused on gaining great technical depth into the needs of African Ancestry hair, the habits and practices of Consumers of African Ancestry women, and the hair care products that are needed to help them feel and look their best. As a result of her team’s efforts, P&G will launch, for the first time ever, hair care products in Africa in the fall of 2016 specifically created for Consumers of African Ancestry.

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