The Legend in Leadership Award uniquely celebrates established CEOs who offer inspiring legacies of contributing creativity, character, and commercial impact across cultures, industries, countries, and continents. Nominees are offered by peers and confirmed by Yale academicians.
Steven Spielberg, Filmmaker & Chairman of Amblin Partners
Kathy Warden, Chair, President & CEO, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Hanna Holborn Gray, 10th President, University of Chicago
Satya Nadella, Chairman & CEO, Microsoft
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine
Darius Adamczyk, Chairman & CEO, Honeywell
W. Douglas Parker, CEO, American Airlines Group
Albert Bourla, Chairman & CEO, Pfizer
Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO, Johnson & Johnson
Lynn J. Good, CEO, Duke Energy
Lisa Su, CEO, Advanced Micro Devices
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Doug McMillon, CEO, Walmart Corp.
Arne M. Sorenson, CEO, Marriot International
Brian C. Cornell, CEO, Target
Randall L. Stephenson, CEO, AT&T
Colin Powell, Retired Four-Star U.S. Army General; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989–93), and 65th U.S. Secretary of State (2001–05)
Virginia M. (Ginni) Rometty, Chairman, President & CEO, IBM Corporation
Janet Yellen, Former Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever PLC
Mary T. Barra, Chairman and CEO, General Motors Company
Brian Moynihan, Chairman & CEO, Bank of America
David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder & Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group
Leonard S. Schleifer, President & CEO, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
George D. Yancopoulos, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
Brian L. Roberts, Chairman & CEO, Comcast Corporation
Ronald M. Shaich, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Panera Bread
Terry J. Lundgren, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s, Inc.
Marillyn A. Hewson, Chairman, President & CEO, Lockheed Martin Corporation
ZHANG Ruimin, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Haier Group
Denise M. Morrison, President & CEO, Campbell Soup Company
Kenneth C. Frazier, Chairman, President & CEO, Merck & Co.
W. James McNerney, Chairman, The Boeing Company
Ian M. Cook, Chairman, President & CEO, Colgate-Palmolive
Lloyd C. Blankfein, Chairman & CEO, Goldman Sachs Group
Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman & CEO, Alcoa
JIANG Jianqing, Chairman, ICBC
GAO Xiqing, President & CIO, China Investment Corporation
D. Scott Davis, Chairman, UPS
Frank Blake, former Chairman & CEO, The Home Depot
Duncan L. Niederauer, former CEO, NYSE
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Managing Partner, Feinberg Rozen
Ellen J. Kullman, former Chairman & CEO, DuPont
David Stern, former Commissioner, National Basketball Associate
FU Chengyu, former Chairman, Sinopec
David M. Cote, Chairman & CEO, Honeywell International
Sir James Wolfensohn, Former President, World Bank Group
Jeffrey L. Bewkes, Chairman & CEO, Time Warner Inc.
Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo
Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman & CEO, General Electric Company
Michael S. Dell, Chairman & CEO, Dell Inc.
Andrew Liveris, Chairman, President & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Kenneth Chenault, Chairman & CEO, American Express Company
Myron E. (Mike) Ullman, III, Chairman & CEO, JCPenney Company, Inc.
Alan Mullally, President & CEO, Ford Motor Company
Anne Mulcahy, Chairman, Xerox Corporation
Robert A. Iger, President & CEO, The Walt Disney Company
Ivan G. Seidenberg, Chairman & CEO, Verizon Communications
Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan Chase
Louis V. Gerstner Jr., Former Chairman & CEO, IBM
Richard J. Harrington, Chairman & CEO, The Thomson Corporation
Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman & CEO, The Blackstone Group
Herbert V. Kohler Jr., Chairman, President & CEO, Kohler Company
Thomas G. Stemberg, Founder, Staples
Wilbur L. Ross Jr., Chairman & CEO, W.L. Ross & Company
Terry S. Semel, Chairman & CEO, Yahoo!
Ann M. Fudge, Chairman & CEO, Young & Rubicam
John E. Pepper Jr., Former Chairman & CEO, The Procter & Gamble Co.
Jack Valenti, Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association
Kenneth L. Wolfe, Former Chairman & CEO, The Hershey Company
John C. Bogle, Founder, The Vanguard Group
William W. George, Former Chairman & CEO, Medtronic
Roger A. Enrico, Former Chairman & CEO, PepsiCo