Yale University

Charles W. Goodyear, University leadership.

Charles W. Goodyear IV '80 B.S.
New Orleans, Louisiana

Charles W. Goodyear IV is the president of Goodyear Capital Corporation 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 and quickly moved up the ranks. He was appointed chief development officer in 2001 and 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. Mr. Goodyear served as CEO-Designate of Temasek Holdings, an investment company wholly owned by the Singapore Minister for Finance, from March until August 2009. He also served on Temasek’s board from February through August 2009. He is also director of several companies. At Yale Mr. Goodyear served as a member of the Yale Tomorrow Campaign Committee and currently serves on the President’s Council on International Activities. He was named Successor Trustee in 2011.