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JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: THE VISIONARY LEADER CHANGING THE HEALTH AND WELLNESS INDUSTRY

Published August 15, 2022

A leader’s ability to influence team members and craft the very fabric of the organisation goes far beyond a simple designation tag. While there can be many leaders who possess the official “CEO” tag, very few can actually live up to the influential role that accompanies this designation.

HELPING ORGANIZATIONS REACH FULL POTENTIAL

Published July 15, 2022

We often look for inspiration to transform the way we perceive our abilities. James Michael Lafferty, CEO and a member of the Board of Directors at Fine Hygienic Holding, is one such inspiring leader who decided to seize the day, every day of his career.

TRUTH BE TOLD

Published May 7, 2022

James Michael Lafferty is the Chief Executive Officer of Fine Hygienic Holding. He is a recipient of the CEO of the Year Middle East award, and GCC CEO of the Year 2019. James is also an award-winning journalist. A competitive athlete throughout his life, James has also made name for himself as an Olympic track and field coach. He is also a proud husband,  a father of five and grandfather of three.

POST-PANDEMIC WORLD TO SEE COMPANIES MAKE POSITIVE CHANGE

Published April 25, 2022

Organisations that are looking to attract the very best of talent are accelerating changes that will help their employees maintain a better work-life balance, experts have highlighted. These changes include remote or hybrid working models, better support for mental health, as well as a host of new benefits and provisions.

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY (FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING): INVESTING IN INNOVATION DOES NOT MEAN BEING BRAVE BUT WISE

Published March 31, 2022

James Michael Lafferty  is often described as one of the most idiosyncratic and versatile CEOs in the world today. In addition to a rich career in the business world (he worked as an executive director for global companies such as Coca Cola, P&G, British American Tobacco), Lafferty is also an Olympic coach, an award-winning journalist, a college professor and a competitive athlete. He is currently the CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), the world’s leading manufacturer of hygiene products.

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN

Published May 18, 2022

Do you believe in destiny? No? I know! Many of you will tell there’s nothing called destiny, it’s all about hard work. Whatever you say! When I first learned about James Michael Lafferty, CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding, my belief in hard work and destiny got even stronger. Yes! I’m a strong believer in destiny, and James’ story has inspired me quite a bit. Taking responsibility for at-risk kids and bringing them out of the darkness of crime at the age of 21 is no easy feat.

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: AN ENTHUSIATIC BUSINESS LEADER AND WORLD CLASS CLASS HEALTH TRAINER

Published 2021

Today, the uncertainty and volatility are constantly affecting every aspect of organizations, and it’s clear that every business leader must address these changes of the 21st Century. Among all strong attributes, the most significant ones that are required to effectively manage, harness and leverage the constant changes are foresight and follow-through, believes an ardent leader, James Michael Lafferty…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY

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James Michael Lafferty was born into the world in 1963. He is an American finance manager, speaker, advisor, clinician, and web-based media influencer. He is referred to for his account of beginning as a wellness coach in the Procter and Gamble Company in 1984 and advancing through showcasing to turn into a division CEO for P&G, Coca-Cola, and British American Tobacco…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: AN INSPIRING LEADER AND MOTIVATING FITNESS COACH

Published 2021

True inspiration comes from people who are real-life achievers. Their success stories are a true motivator and work as an energizer, boosting enthusiasm in others…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADER, RESHAPING THE WELLNESS INDUSTRY WITH FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING

Published November 22, 2021

Bagging thirty-seven years of a promising and rewarding career, the industry stalwart James Michael Lafferty needs no formal introduction as he is termed as a phenomenon in the corporate world. He is renowned for his inspiring story of starting as a fitness trainer in the Procter & Gamble Company in 1984 and progressing through marketing to become a division CEO for P&G, Coca-Cola, and British American Tobacco.

BECOMING AN OLYMPIC COACH & CEO OF A MAJOR HOUSEHOLD BRAND

Published October 25, 2021

Join this session with our expert, James Michael Lafferty. While James is busy being the CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding, a market leader in consumer tissue for Middle East and North Africa, he’s also an Olympic coach, speaker, and corporate trainer. In this session, we will discuss how you can make a dual career work for you.

MONEY & ME: " I BELIEVE IN SAVING AND DON'T LIKE DEBT"

Published October 20, 2021

James Michael Lafferty, 58, is the chief executive of Fine Hygienic Holding, a brand known by many households in the UAE for its tissue products. Mr Lafferty, a father of five grown-up children, began his career as a fitness coach before being recruited into brand management by Procter & Gamble in his home state of Ohio in the US.

ADDING MULTIMEDIA: FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING ENTERS THE METAVERSE WITH LAUNCH OF FINE ICONIC PACK NFT

Published October 6, 2021

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), the leading wellness group and manufacturer of reusable protective masks and hygienic paper products, has created its first ever NFT (Non-Fungible Token) collectible, an animated digital art piece has gone live for open auction on OpenSea, the marketplace for rare digital items and crypto collectibles, from September 26 until October 14.

ONE-ON-ONE WITH CEO OF FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING

Published June 14, 2021

ArabFinance: Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH)’s investments in Egypt exceed EGP 4 billion, with EGP 547.3* million ($35 million) invested during 2020. The company which has penetrated 28 markets worldwide, considers Egypt one of its most dynamic and plans to transform it into an export hub…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY - THE MASTERMIND BEHIND FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING'S BRIGHT FUTURE AND FAME

Published 2021

The CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH)James Michael Lafferty, is the living example of creative CEO whose creativity, passion, and dedication is redefining the wellness industry…

HOW A COMPANY HAS GONE FROM STRENTH TO STRENGTH AND STAYED AHEAD OF THE CURVE IN THE FACE OF COVID

Published February 7, 2021

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) is a world leading wellness group, and the MENA region’s leading manufacturer of hygienic paper products. Fine pivoted into the manufacture of a range of reusable masks and gloves, and a new disinfecting product line which includes hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants, reinforcing its position as a leader in long-lasting germ protection.

HEALTH & HYGIENE FOR CORPORATE CEO

Published January 20, 2021

Health is incredibly important for everybody on the planet. Whether it is maintaining their current health, or working towards a goal that can help them to lead a healthier lifestyle, it is a core part of our lives that we all need to take care of…

THE WINNING LEADERSHIP MANTRA: MR. JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY

Published November 03, 2020

With a 360-degree view at Westford learning, we aim to turn boring presentations into a dialogue in real time. With every speaker, our webinar series has gained momentum. Bringing together bright minds to offer ideas-focused discussions, on a variety of topics, that encourage learning, inspiration, and, most importantly, wonder.

CODE OF CONDUCT: JAMES LAFFERTY

Published November 02, 2020

When was the last time you checked to see if the 100-sheet claim on a box of tissues was true? Probably never. “Who does that? You’d have to pull out the pieces one by one,” James Michael Lafferty exclaims. Perhaps we should start counting tissues, because according to James, it’s common practice in the industry to short-change consumers…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: REDEFINING THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE WITH TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SOLUTIONS

Published October 13, 2020

James Michael Lafferty became the CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding in 2018. He joined the company as a board member and fell in love with the brand and the Fine family. He was ecstatic about the opportunity to join the group, and so far, it has been an amazing experience…

FHH LAUNCHES FEMALE LEADERSHIP PROGRAMMES

Published September 19, 2020

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading wellness groups and the MENA region’s leading manufacturer of hygienic products, is dedicated to promoting both gender equality and women empowerment in the workplace…

A FINE LEADER: JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY

Published September 14, 2020

This is an interesting story. In my early days, I worked as a youth track and field coach in Cincinnati. One of my clients at the time introduced me to the world of brand management and after a lot of hard work, I was hired by Procter and Gamble (P&G) and joined their Brand Management Programme. I gained a wealth of experience in the US market and then the international markets, and rose within the ranks to the position of CEO…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY : CODE OF CONDUCT

Published September 2020

James Michael Lafferty believes there is only one way to do things: THE RIGHT WAY. As CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding, he leads in a way that follows the highest ethical standards…

TRUST IS A KEY ISSUE FOR CONSUMERS IN OUR NEW ERA, BY JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY, CEO FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING

Published 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way we see the world. From wearing masks in public places and regular hand-washing protocols, through to social distancing and working from home, the virus has brought a paradigm shift on society and our lives have changed fundamentally.

BE KIND IN YOUR APPROACH, BUSINESS LEADERS SAY

Published June 3, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has created several challenges that are putting pressure on organisations and their employees, and these can take a serious toll on physical and mental health, which is why leaders and top management need to be kind in their approach and decision making, said James Michael Lafferty, CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding…

LISTEN: THE CEO OF FINE PRODUCTS IS THE WOKE ENTREPRENEUR THAT THE WORLD NEEDS RIGHT NOW

Published June 20, 2020

On this week’s episode of Dubai Works, a business podcast for Smashi TV, we were joined by the brilliant James Lafferty, CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding. Being one of the most unique and diversified CEO’s in the world today, James Lafferty is not only a successful and ethical CEO, but he is also an Olympic Coach, an award-winning journalist, a college professor, a competitive athlete, a philanthropist, husband and father of 5…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY: LEADING IN CRISIS-DRIVEN INNOVATION

Published June 08, 2020

James Michael Lafferty, CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding, was planning ahead when he launched the Fine Guard face mask before March. What made you take the decision to launch this product and how did you get it to the market so soon? We had been discussing business with the Swiss company, Livinguard, for the last two years on a range of products, from tissues to masks…

THIS INNOVATIVE FACE MASK HAS UNIQUE PROTECTIVE QUALITIES

Published April 05, 2020

In a world where the need to build your personal hygiene arsenal is increasingly important, most of us feel underprepared and overwhelmed and it is sometimes difficult to separate fact from fiction. When it comes to face masks, this confusion is further worsened by the tsunami of contradicting information, beamed right to the palm of our hands every day…

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING GROWING RAPIDLY, LOOKS AT NEW MARKETS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Published July 1, 2019

Middle East Health speaks to James Michael Lafferty, CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding about the company and its focus on wellness. James Michael Lafferty: Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH) is MENA’s market leader in consumer paper. This constitutes tissue paper, toilet paper, and kitchen towels, as well as baby and adult diapers. We are celebrating our 62nd year, and we are dual-HQ in both Amman, Jordan, where we were first founded, and Dubai, UAE…

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING: BREAKING THE GLASS CEILING

Published September 10, 2019

CEO James Michael Lafferty demonstrates progressive leadership at Fine Hygienic Holding

When James Michael Lafferty, a US-based fitness coach at the time, penned a nasty letter to a corporation for rejecting his job application in 1984, little did he know that it would catapult him into an inspiring global journey of different cultures that are often wrongly portrayed by the media…

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James Michael Lafferty (born June 1963) is an American businessman, speaker, consultant, psychologist, and social media influencer. He is known for his story of starting as a fitness trainer in the Procter and Gamble Company in 1984 and progressing through marketing to become CEO for P&G, Coca-Cola, and British American Tobacco…

A PULPIT TO CREATE CHANGE: JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY

Published March 21, 2019

With a passion for life and a dynamic approach to management, inspiring CEO of Fine Hygienic Holding James Michael Lafferty confronts challenges with a glass-half-full philosophy…

MEET THE MAN WHO MASTERED EXCELLENCE!

Published January 8, 2019

A famous saying goes, “When there is a will, there is a way”. For anyone to reach the pinnacle of success, it becomes of utmost importance to continue moving forward with sheer perseverance…

A GREAT SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

Published January 8, 2019

James Michael Lafferty is an American businessman, philanthropist, and athletics coach, who became renowned for his “rags to riches” story of starting as a fitness trainer in the Procter and Gamble Company in 1984 and progressing through marketing to become a CEO for P&G across multiple markets. He is currently the CEO at Fine Hygiene Holding

THE PINNACLE OF SUCCESS

Published January 7, 2019

The desire to succeed and the sheer will to showcase your true potential is when you achieve the greater things in life…

SURPASSING MILESTONES ONE AFTER THE OTHER

Published January 7, 2019

The world is filled with top entrepreneurs, leaders, and influencers, yet each one of them brings something fairly unique to the table, something that sets them apart from the bunch. In the case of James Michael Lafferty, it was a plethora of attributes that set the man apart! 

HIGHLY EFFECTIVE CEOS IN THE WORLD TODAY

Published January 4, 2019

Every business graduate wishes to become a CEO of a company one day. The lust to climb the corporate ladder ignites as soon as you land your first job and for most people, this is the very space where they map out a career growth strategy and stay committed to it…

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING COMPLETES REPAIR AND RENOVATION OF ITS AL KEENA PAPER MILL

Published September 4, 2018

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, recently completed a comprehensive repair and renovation of its factory and machinery at Al Keena paper mill in Jordan…

EXCLUSIVE: PAPERMAKER FINE HYGIENIC WEIGHS IPO POST RESTRUCTURE

Published August 8, 2018

Fine Hygienic Holding, the paper company based in Amman, in which Standard Chartered Private Equity has a stake, plans to launch an initial public offering in the next few years as it expands in the Middle East and North Africa…

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY – EXECUTIVE PROFILE ON BLOOMBERG

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ENDEAVOUR MAGAZINE JUNE 2018

Published May 31, 2018

2018 marks FHH’s 60th year of business, and it also marks the beginning of James Michael Lafferty’s appointment as company CEO. A board member since 2015, Lafferty’s route to this position has actually been one of unlikely twists and turns

FHH CEO GIVES INSPIRATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEECH AT LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FOR WOMEN

April 15, 2018

Serving as an inspiration not just for women, but for all employees, Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH)’s CEO James Michael Lafferty was a keynote speaker at the Break the Ceiling, Touch the Sky®success and leadership summit for women in Dubai this week

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING APPOINTS JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY AS NEW CEO

March 29, 2018

Fine Hygienic Holding has appointed globally experienced exec James Michael Lafferty as its new CEO, Lafferty takes up his new duties on 1 April and is a former executive with Procter & Gamble, with whom he traveled the globe from the US to Poland the the Philippines >

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING APPOINTS JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY AS CEO

Published March 26, 2018

Fine Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has appointed James Michael Lafferty as the company’s new chief executive officer…

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING APPOINTS LAFFERTY AS NEW CEO

Published March 25, 2018

FINE Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has appointed James Michael Lafferty as the company’s new chief executive officer…

FINE HYGIENIC HOLDING APPOINTS JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY AS NEW CEO

Published March 25, 2018

FINE Hygienic Holding (FHH), one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hygienic paper products, has appointed James Michael Lafferty as the company’s new chief executive officer…

JAMES LAFFERTY: MARKETING IS A MATTER OF FAITH

Published April 6, 2016

There are three kinds of people in the world, reckons James Lafferty, recently retired president and general manager of Procter & Gamble Philippines

KEEPING THE FLAME

Published March 29, 2016

What do you get when you cross tobacco with healthy living? In the Philippines, you get power couple Jim and Carol. Meet Jim Lafferty from Ohio, a fitness coach who sits on the board of the Medical Wellness Association, a physiologist by training

PHILIPPINES — THE MOST JOYOUS PLACE

Published March 21, 2012

Expatriates in this country swear their love for the Philippines not just because they run a good business, but also because Filipinos have made their stay meaningful and enjoyable

P&G: DIGITAL MARKETING AND RE-BRANDING STILL A LEAP OF FAITH

Published August 3, 2009

Using the digital media for rebranding products is still “a matter of faith,” with no hard and fast rules, even for those who pioneered digital marketing in the country, like outgoing President and General Manager of consumer products giant, Procter and Gamble Philippines James Lafferty

ONE TOUGH DADDY

Published November 2008

Procter & Gamble president James Lafferty proves that the hardest job in the world is not running a business but managing a home. No business should ever come first to raising one’s own family

PROCTER & GAMBLE MANILA GIVES FOOT RUB DURING MEETINGS

Published January 5, 2007

So it was with some delight that I read a piece on Procter & Gamble’s Manila office wherein foot massages are a part of office protocol. Apparently, the new P & G Philippines President, Mr. James “Jim” M. Lafferty, has implemented a new policy which might just revolutionize the concept of worker benefits…

BEST FOOT FORWARD

Published January 9, 2007

It is, of course, nothing but usual for a multinational firm as huge as US-based global consumer giant Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines to conduct countless meetings in its corporate offices in Makati City. But never in the company’s long history in the Philippines had employees seen such a surge in the number of meetings than after its newest president, James “Jim” M. Lafferty, took over P&G Philippines last September…