The Top 100 CFO Moves Of 2021 From Around The World

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BoardEx data shows 25% of the top CFOs appointed in 2021 are female.

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The role of the CFO is shifting and there is a greater emphasis on finding someone to be a strategic partner to a company’s CEO, moving beyond financial reporting.   

A recent BoardEx analysis looks at the top 100 CFOs appointed in 2021, ranked by their organizations market cap.  A closer look at the top 10 appointments tells a different story about the backgrounds of CFOs leading some of the world’s largest organizations.  Only one, Amy Elizabeth Weaver of Salesforce, has a less traditional background working her way up the organization within the legal function and serving as the company’s GC from 2013 to 2015. 

The data shows that 30% of CFOs are external appointments, nearly twice the rate of the top CEO appointments for 2021.  A quarter of the top CFOs appointed in 2021 were female with many appointments within financial services including Sharon Yeshaya of Morgan Stanley, Alesia Jeanne Haas of Coinbase and Jen Benson Dardis of T Rowe Price.  

Top 10 CFO Moves of 2021

NameGenderOrganizationRoleSectorCountry/RegionAppointmentDiversity Network
Jeremy BarnumMaleJP Morgan Chase & CoCFOBanksUnited StatesInternal
Andre SchultenMaleProcter & Gamble CFOHousehold ProductsUnited StatesInternal
Alastair M BorthwickMaleBank of AmericaCFOBanksUnited StatesInternal
Amy Elizabeth WeaverFemaleSalesforce.comPresident/CFOSoftware & Computer ServicesUnited StatesInternal
Caroline LitchfieldFemaleMerck & Co IncExecutive VP/CFOPharmaceuticals and BiotechnologyUnited StatesInternal
Samir SeksariaMaleTata Consultancy ServicesCFOBusiness ServicesIndiaInternal
Sharon YeshayaFemaleMorgan StanleyCFOSpeciality & Other FinanceUnited StatesInternal
Pascal DesrochesMaleAT&TSenior Executive VP/CFOTelecommunication ServicesUnited StatesExternalBlack Association Network
Rachel RuggeriFemaleStarbucksExecutive VP/CFOLeisure & HotelsUnited StatesInternal

Source BoardEx

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