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LEAP Report

2009 APA Representation on Fortune 100 Boards

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Table 4: APA Directors on Fortune 100 Boards: 2009
 

Company

Director

Gender

Ethnicity

Kraft Foods

Ajay Banga

Male

Asian Indian

Wells Fargo

John S. Chen

Male

Chinese

Walt Disney

John S. Chen

Male

Chinese

News Corp.  

Viet D. Dinh

Male

Vietnamese

PepsiCo

Victor J. Dzau

Male

Chinese
Hewlett-PackardRajiv L. Gupta
MaleAsian Indian
Proctor & Gamble
Rajat K. Gupta
MaleAsian Indian
Goldman Sachs
Rajat K. Gupta
MaleAsian Indian
SafewayMohanbir S. Gyani
MaleAsian Indian
Morgan Stanley
Nobuyuki Hirano*
MaleJapanese
DeereDipak C. Jain
MaleAsian Indian
MotorolaSanjay K. Jha
MaleAsian Indian
General Electric
Andrea Jung
FemaleChinese
AppleAndrea Jung
FemaleChinese
Best Buy
Sanjay Koshla
MaleAsian Indian
Goldman Sachs
Lakshmi N. Mittal
MaleAsian Indian
DellShantanu Narayen
MaleAsian Indian
IBMTaizo Nishimuro*
MaleJapanese
PepsiCoIndra K. Nooyi
FemaleAsian Indian
CitigroupVikram S. Pandit
MaleAsian Indian
SupervaluMarissa T. Peterson
FemaleFilipino
HumanaMarissa T. Peterson
FemaleFilipino
Prudential Financial
Christine Poon
FemaleChinese
AlcoaRatan N. Tata*
MaleAsian Indian
Best Buy
Hatim Tyabji
MaleAsian Indian
MetLife
Lulu C. Wang
FemaleChinese
Cisco Systems
Jerry Yang
MaleChinese
*Foreign National
Source: LEAP 2009

Research Methodology

LEAP conducted primary research between June and September of 2009.  The primary research collection included a thorough examination of all public resources, paid databases, existing information, and interviews with companies to determine the total number of directors and to identify board of directors of Asian and Pacific Islander descent and the number of seats they held at Fortune 100 companies. To help ensure accuracy in the reporting of board member race and ethnicity, LEAP utilized the US Census Bureau’s definitions:
  • The Asian category as “a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent.” 
  • The Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander category is defined as “a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.”
Extensive research was conducted to confirm individual board members’ race, ethnicity and gender. Phone interviews were conducted with companies’ investor relations, office of the CEO and/or corporate communications departments for data confirmation.

For the purposes of this report, LEAP included Asian foreign nationals and are marked with an asterisk in Table 4 listing APA directors on Fortune 100 Boards.




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