Chris Michel, the Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg LP, has significant experience leading talent management programs in multinational organizations. His extensive familiarity with global diversity and inclusion matters, in addition to the proven track record of success in broad-based talent initiatives, led to a career filled with his leadership and guidance to HR partners, business leaders, managers, and employees. On top of his influential work ethic, his interpersonal skills supported him in the ability to bring about positive outcomes at every company that has had the pleasure of working with him.

Michel joined Bloomberg from Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), where he was the first Chief Diversity Officer in the firm’s 200-year history. At BBH, he was responsible for developing and implementing global strategies to grow the bank’s cultural competency, attract and retain employees across the full spectrum of diversity, and build the firm’s external profile as a leader in diversity and inclusion efforts.

Before BBH, Michel spent several years at the American International Group (AIG). He was the Head of Leadership Development, charged with driving the strategic direction and integration of assessment methodologies and development experiences for AIG’s top executives globally. He has held several senior-level diversity and HR roles throughout his career and has been responsible for initiatives and programs in over 60 countries worldwide.

Michel graduated summa cum laude from the City College of New York and is a Phi Beta Kappa honor society member. Having served as a member of several non-profit boards, he is also an award-winning writer of short-story fiction. He also spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach of the boys’ Varsity basketball team at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas.