Talk:List of chief executive officers

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Vandalism Alert - Wikipedia Admisitrator[edit]

There are spam messages appeearing in the begining and end of the article. They seem to appear again after reverting back to appropriate edits. Wikipedia admisnitrator in charge needs to look into this. Nattu 20:00, 11 January 2007 (UTC)

Article merge suggested[edit]

This should be merged with CEOs of major corporations. The preceding unsigned comment was added by Asulca593 (talk • contribs) .

Done. jareha 05:20, 3 March 2006 (UTC)


Why isn't this a category? TonyTheTiger 23:07, 17 October 2006 (UTC)

I agree. Without the automization that categories provide, how can there be any quality control of this page? Perhaps someone feels that he "owns" the page today, and checks all companies regularly, but that is certainly too boring to work in the long run. Without automization and a good criteria for list inclusion, the quality of the list will be hard to maintain. --HelgeStenstrom (talk) 12:22, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
I am one of a number of users with this page on my watchlist. When I'm active (which admittedly I've not been for some months) I'm able to check any changes which are made, and it is a simple task to check if the subjects (person and company) have their own articles, which seems to have been the criteria for inclusion that has been decided on. As a positive side-effect of this my attention has been drawn on a number of occasions to newly created spam/vanity pages which I can then tag for speedy deletion. I assume the others who watch this page (and have been doing so more recently than I) would report similar experience. Nevertheless, I fully agree that a category would be a better option, and indeed one exists at Category:Chief executive officers, although it seems to be underpopulated at present. AJCham 21:42, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
I'm not a big fan of the "list of" articles; your point is completely valid that they often duplicate the functionality of categories. This one seems to present additional information (matching CEO to the corporate entity) and would likely survive an AFD. Scanning through the list to ensure there is a current article on both sides of the equation is trivial. Ensuring that the ceo of a company has not changed is indeed a pain. Not sure of a solution. Concur with AJ on the spam honeypot - it's why I was originally drawn here. Kuru (talk) 23:52, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
And while there's an active conversation here; any thoughts on converting it to a more comprehensive/sortable list? For example:
Company Executive Title Since Notes
J.Crew Millard Drexler CEO 2003 Former CEO of The Gap, also director at Apple
JP Morgan Chase James Dimon CEO and Chairman 2004 also on the board of the New York Federal Reserve
Juniper Networks Kevin Johnson CEO 2008 formerly of Microsoft
May be a bit more useful and most of the information can be picked up in the normal scans. Feedback welcome before I sink time into it. Kuru (talk) 00:44, 19 June 2010 (UTC)
You raise a very good point about having an at-a-glance reference matching CEOs with their companies, and I actually must change my above position - I am now happy that the list is worth maintaining. I also like the look of your suggested reformatting and if you want to go ahead with those changes I'll try and help out if I can. AJCham 13:55, 19 June 2010 (UTC)


I'm not sure who it is that is making these revisions, but CEO's of companies that produce millions of dollars in revenue should be plenty good to make the list. The previous comments maske me feel like these guys are all billionaire who feel only people who make 100 million or more are notable figures. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Derenek (talkcontribs) 04:21, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

What are the criteria for the inclusion of these individuals? It seems quite a subjective list; while many are CEOs of Fortune 500 or other large firms, there are a good few rather minor companies' chief execs on this list. Bigdaddy1981 06:04, 9 June 2007 (UTC)

Until some suitable objective criteria can be found, I've culled the list to only those entries with their own Wikipedia article. Oli Filth 15:36, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Whilst it may seem tempting to add back certain entries because they relate to "bigger" companies, etc., given that this list currently has no criteria for entry, it can only lead to listcruft reappearing. Therefore, we must either come up with suitable criteria (e.g. Fortune 500 companies, etc.), or stick with my proposal above, which is to list only those which have their own articles. Oli Filth 18:30, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
Only those with their own Wikipedia pages makes perfect sense, and acts to limit the list to notable organisations and individuals. NZTech (talk) 13:45, 9 August 2008 (UTC)
I would suggest Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies only 22:24, 6 September 2007 (UTC)
What about non-US and non-UK companies? Oli Filth 22:28, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

McKinsey & Company[edit]

The current "CEO" of McKinsey & Company is Dominic Barton, who was elected to succeed Ian Davis in 2009 (source). Note that McKinsey is operated like a partnership where its top executive is elected by partners; as a result his title is Managing Director, as oppose to CEO.

I suggest something like:

  • "Dominic Barton, Managing Director since 2009[1]"

CorporateM (Talk) 03:13, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Done. Really need to update the rest of this list... :( Kuru (talk) 13:34, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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  1. ^ Thurm, Scott (February 23, 2009). "McKinsey Partners Pick Barton to Lead Firm". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 24, 2012.