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.

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

NamePositionCompanyRevenue (millions)Rank
John W. ThompsonChairmanMicrosoft$93,58063
Kenneth C. FrazierChairman,CEOMerck$39,498246
Kenneth I. ChenaultChairman,CEOAmerican Express$34,441302
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.CEO,PresidentTIAA$35,181291
Tidjane ThiamCEOCredit Suisse Group$35,173292

Global 500 Black CEO's

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

Kenneth Chenault

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

John W. Thompson

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 (Former); Company: TIAA-CREF; Residence: United States; Nationality:…

Born: July 29, 1962, Republic of Côte d'Ivoire; Occupation: Businessman; Position: Executive Chairman; Company: Freedom Acquisition I…