Black CEO's of Global 500 Companies

The Global 500 is Fortune magazines ranking of the worlds largest companies by revenue. All companies on the list must publish financial data and report part or all of their figures to a government agency. Based on that list we are now tracking how many black executives are heading any of these companies. There are currently (2016) 5 black executive with the title of CEO, President or Chairman of a Global 500 company.

Updated July 24, 2016.

Black Chairman, CEO's or Presidents of Global 500 Companies 2016

Name Position Company Revenue (millions) Rank
John W. Thompson Chairman Microsoft $93,580 63
Kenneth C. Frazier Chairman,CEO Merck $39,498 246
Kenneth I. Chenault Chairman,CEO American Express $34,441 302
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr. CEO,President TIAA $35,181 291
Tidjane Thiam CEO Credit Suisse Group $35,173 292

Global 500 Black CEO's

Born: December 17, 1954, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Occupation: Businessman; Position: Executive Chairman; Company: Merck & Co., Inc.; …

Born: June 2, 1951, New York, New York; Company: General Catalyst Partners; Position: Chairman, managing director; Industry: Venture capital; …

Born: April 24, 1949, in Fort Dix, New Jersey Position: Venture Partner; Company: Lightspeed Venture Partners; Industry: Technology, Financial…

Born: October 28, 1951, Washington, D.C.; Position: President and CEO; Company: TIAA-CREF; Industry: Insurance; Country: United States

Born: July 29, 1962, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire; Occupation: Businessman; Position: former Chief Executive Officer; Company: Credit Suisse Group…