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Biography of Charles W. Goodyear, IV, WG'83
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Chairman of the Office of Chief Executive for BHP Billiton, the world’s largest diversified resources company with operations in 25 countries and a market value of approximately US$125 billion. He joined the group as Chief Financial Officer in 1999. He was appointed Chief Development Officer in July 2001 and joined the boards of BHP Billiton Limited and BHP Billiton Plc in November 2001. He was named Chief Executive Officer in January 2003. He is a former President of Goodyear Capital Corporation and former Executive Vice President and CFO of Freeport-McMoRan Inc, and has extensive financial, corporate restructuring and merger and acquisition experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Geology & Geophysics) from Yale University, Connecticut and an MBA from The Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. He has lived in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. He is a Member of the International Council on Mining and Metals and the National Petroleum Council. He is married with two children.