Charles Waterhouse Goodyear IV, ’80 B.S., M.B.A.
Charles W. Goodyear IV is the president of Goodyear Capital Corporation and Goodyear Investment Company and the former chief executive officer of BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company.
After graduating from Yale, he earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. He joined BHP Billiton as chief financial officer in 1999, was appointed chief development officer in 2001, and became CEO in 2003. Mr. Goodyear held previous positions as executive vice president at Kidder, Peabody & Co., a Wall Street investment bank, and senior vice president and chief financial officer of Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a natural resources company. He was CEO-designate of Temasek Holdings, an investment company wholly owned by the Singapore Minister for Finance, from March until August 2009, and served on Temasek’s board from February through August 2009. He also is a director of several companies and organizations and chairman of the BHP Foundation, which works to address issues of sustainable global development. At Yale Mr. Goodyear was a member of the Yale Tomorrow Campaign Committee and currently serves on the President’s Council on International Activities and the advisory board of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was named a successor trustee in 2011.