Where's the Diversity in Fortune 500 CEOs?

There's a dearth of Black, Latino and Asian CEOs running major companies—but the DiversityInc Top 50 companies have better stats.

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There are five Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 1 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs. Merck & Co. is No. 14 in The 2014 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity and TIAA-CREF is No. 36. CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 total 6 percent Black.

• Kenneth C. Frazier, Merck & Co.

• Roger W. Ferguson Jr., TIAA-CREF

• Kenneth I. Chenault, American Express

• Don Thompson*, McDonald's

• Ursula M. Burns, Xerox Corporation<

*Thompson has announced his retirement effective March 1.

There are 10 Asian CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 2 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs. Medtronic is No. 41 in the DiversityInc Top 50 and MasterCard is No. 6. CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 are 4 percent Asian.

• Satya Nadella, Microsoft

• Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo

• Richard Hamada, Avnet

• Omar Ishrak, Medtronic

• Kevin M. Murai, Synnex

• Kevin Lobo, Stryker

• Francisco D'Souza, Cognizant Technology Solutions

• Ajay Banga, MasterCard Worldwide

• Sanjay Mehrotra, SanDisk

• Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices

There are 10 Latino CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 2 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs. ADP is No. 26 in the DiversityInc Top 50. CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 are 4 percent Latino.

• George Paz, Express Scripts

• Josue Robles, United Services Automobile Association (USAA)

• Mario Longhi, U.S. Steel

• Bernardo Hees, H.J. Heinz

• Carlos Rodriguez, ADP

• J. Paul Raines, GameStop

• Joseph Alvarado, Commercial Metals

• Joseph Molina, Molina Healthcare

• Robert E. Sanchez, Ryder System

• Paul J. Diaz*, Kindred Healthcare

*Diaz will become Executive Vice Chairman of Kindred's board on March 31.

There are 25 women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, accounting for 5 percent of all Fortune 500 CEOs. IBM is No. 23 in the DiversityInc Top 50. CEOs in the DiversityInc Top 50 are 6 percent women.

• Mary T. Barra, General Motors

• Margaret C. Whitman, HP

• Virginia M. Rometty, IBM

• Indra K. Nooyi, PepsiCo

• Marillyn A. Hewson, Lockheed Martin

• Safra A. Catz, Oracle

• Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont

• Irene B. Rosenfeld, Mondelez International

• Phebe N. Novakovic, General Dynamics

• Carol M. Meyrowitz, TJX

• Lynn Good, Duke Energy

• Ursula M. Burns, Xerox

• Deanna M. Mulligan, Guardian Life Insurance

• Kimberly Lubel, CST Brands

• Debra L. Reed, Sempra Energy

• Barbara Rentler, Ross Stores

• Sherilyn S. McCoy, Avon Products

• Denise M. Morrison, Campbell Soup

• Susan Cameron, Reynolds American

• Heather Bresch, Mylan

• Ilene S. Gordon, Ingredion

• Jacqueline Hinman, CH2M Hill

• Kathleen M. Mazzarella, Graybar Electric

• Lisa Su, Advanced Micro Devices

• Gracia C. Martore, Gannett

You can also access all our lists at www.DiversityInc.com/top50.

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