The Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg LP
Chris Michel is the Americas Head of Diversity & Inclusion at Bloomberg LP. In this role, he provides thought leadership and guidance to HR partners, business leaders, managers and employees. Mr. 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. Prior to BBH, Michel spent several years at the American International Group (AIG) where 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 over the course of his career and been responsible for initiatives and programs in over 60 countries around the world. Having served as a member of several non-profit boards, he is also an award-winning writer of short-story fiction and spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach of the boys’ Varsity basketball team at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas. Michel graduated summa cum laude from the City College of New York, and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.