Diversity Leadership: Jeffrey L. Bewkes, Time Warner
Chairman and CEO
“Our basic beliefs in journalistic integrity, freedom of expression, diversity of viewpoints and responsible content are at the heart of what we do,” Jeff Bewkes says in a corporate responsibility statement. “By aligning our businesses with these beliefs, we’re able to drive the growth of our businesses in a responsible and ethical manner, strengthen our reputation, and help create a better connected and well-informed world.”
Bewkes ties executive compensation to diversity, meets regularly with resource groups and personally reviews diversity metrics. He will accept Time Warner’s award as Top Company for Talent Development at DiversityInc’s October event. Prior to becoming Time Warner’s CEO, he was President and Chief Operating Officer, Chairman of the Entertainment and Networks group, and Chairman and CEO of HBO.
He is a fellow of the Yale Corporation, the governing board of Yale University, and sits on the board of directors of the Partnership for New York City and on the advisory boards of The George Washington University Law School and The Creative Coalition. He is also a member of The Business Council.
Bewkes received a bachelor’s degree from Yale and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.