African-Americans on Fortune 500 boards 2009-2018

This statistic shows the share of African-Americans in newly appointed board member positions of Fortune 500 companies, from 2009 to 2018. In 2018, there were 462 new board members appointed in Fortune 500 companies. African-Americans accounted for 11 percent of new directors in 2018, compared to 5.3 percent in 2009.

Percentage of new African-American directors on Fortune 500 boards from 2009 to 2018

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Release date

May 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2009 to 2018

Special properties

CFOs & CEOs

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