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Published by: Maya Imberg
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Recent Female Appointments

Published by: Maya Imberg
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Women accounted for less than a quarter of new Global 500 executive director and leadership team appointments made in 2023 and early 2024, underlining that much is still to be done if gender parity is to be achieved at the senior level.

Leveraging Altrata’s BoardEx Global Leadership Database, we identify the female executives that started new Executive Director or Leadership team roles at companies in the Fortune Global 500 during 2023 and early 2024. The BoardEx database covers board and non-board members, C-suite executives, senior leaders and professional advisers.

French automotive company Renault appointed the greatest number of new female executives during this time, hiring women for its Division CFO, VP of Brand Communication, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Audit and Risk Officer, and Chief Legal Officer roles. 

US companies Ford, Walt Disney, Netflix, and Walmart are also highly represented on the list. 

Only two women started new group CEO roles during this period: Sandy Xu for in China and Tarciana Paula Gomes Medeiros for Banco do Brasil in Brazil.  Six companies appointed female group-level CFOs including Ahold Delhaize in the Netherlands, Uniper in Germany, Dell Technologies in the US, Sainsbury in the UK, Allianz in Germany and BBVA in Spain.

These appointments are tracked in BoardEx and include the Global 500 female executive directors and leadership team members appointed over 2023 and early 2024. Aside from a few exceptions, in most countries executive directors are appointed to the board. Leadership teams are sometimes referred to as the C-suite, executive committees or management boards. They usually include executive directors as well as a corporation’s top tier of management. The Fortune Global 500, also known as the Global 500, is an annual ranking of the top 500 corporations worldwide, measured by revenue and compiled by Fortune magazine. Note: Market capitalization is listed as N/A for privately-owned companies.

International Women's Day 2024

wdt_ID wdt_created_by wdt_created_at wdt_last_edited_by wdt_last_edited_at Company Name Role Start Date Years at Organization Sector Market capitalization ($m)
1 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC Stephanie Lilak Executive VP/Chief People Officer 15/01/2024 1,00 Food Producers & Processors 99,62
2 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM MCKESSON CORP (McKesson HBOC Inc prior to 08/2001) Michele Lau Executive VP/Chief Legal Officer 01/01/2024 133,00 Health 67,82
3 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO PLC Doctor Cora Koppe-Stahrenberg Chief People Officer 01/11/2023 3,00 Tobacco 67,67
4 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM BANCO SANTANDER SA (Banco Santander Central Hispano SA prior to 08/2007) Christiana Margaretha Riley Regional Head 01/10/2023 3,00 Banks 65,65
5 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP Maryann T Mannen President 01/01/2024 31,00 Oil & Gas 64,38
6 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM MARATHON PETROLEUM CORP Molly Ruth Benson Chief Legal Officer/Corporate Secretary 01/01/2024 127,00 Oil & Gas 64,38
7 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (SCOTIABANK) Loretta Marcoccia Executive VP - Global Operations 01/11/2023 91,00 Banks 57,75
8 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA (SCOTIABANK) Jenny Poulos Chief Human Resources Officer 04/12/2023 3,00 Banks 57,75
9 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM VOLVO AB Anna Müller Division President 01/12/2023 62,00 Diversified Industrials 55,54
10 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 02/04/2024 05:32 AM 3M CO (Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co prior to 02/2002) Victoria (Torie) Clarke Executive VP/Chief Public Affairs Officer 23/12/2024 2,00 Diversified Industrials 51,13
Company Name Role Start Date Years at Organization Sector Market capitalization ($m)

Altrata’s BoardEx data ensures customers never miss an executive move, uncover new business opportunities, and analyze talent trends. 

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recent female appointments 2024

Maya Imberg is the Head of Thought Leadership and Analytics at Altrata. She is responsible for spearheading the company’s thought leadership efforts and overseeing its analytics and predictive modeling services commissioned by clients. She joined Wealth-X in 2016 as Director of Custom Research responsible for secondary research, data analytics and branded content. Maya has over fifteen years of experience in research, spanning market research, macroeconomics and financial services. Prior to joining Wealth-X, Maya held a variety of consultant and economist roles at the Economist Intelligence Unit and spent a number of years working for Datamonitor’s Financial Services practice. Maya holds an undergraduate and MSc degree in economics and comparative politics from the University of Pennsylvania and London School of Economics respectively.