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List of Famous Chief Operating Officers

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List of famous chief operating officers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top chief operating officers in the world? This includes the most prominent chief operating officers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable chief operating officers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic chief operating officers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned chief operating officers.

Sheryl Sandberg and Tim Cook are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list.

From reputable, prominent, and well known chief operating officers to the lesser known chief operating officers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the chief operating officer field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous chief operating officers ever?" and "What are the names of famous chief operating officers?" then you're in the right place. 
  • Timothy Donald "Tim" Cook is an American business executive, and is the CEO of Apple Inc. Cook joined Apple in March 1998 as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations—he also served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Operations—and was Chief Operating Officer until he was named the CEO of Apple on August 24, 2011, when he succeeded Steve Jobs. In early 2012, he was awarded compensation of one million shares, vesting in 2016 and 2021, by Apple's Board of Directors. Cook also serves on the board of directors of Nike, Inc. and the National Football Foundation. In 2014, Cook became the first CEO of a Fortune 500 company to publicly identify as gay. Tim Cook's declaration has...  more

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    Marissa Ann Mayer (; born May 30, 1975) is an American information technology executive, and co-founder of Lumi Labs. Mayer formerly served as the president and chief executive officer of Yahoo!, a position she held from July 2012. It was announced in January 2017 that she would step down from the company's board upon the sale of Yahoo!'s operating business to Verizon Communications for $4.8 billion. She would not join the newly combined company, now called Verizon Media (formerly Oath), and announced her resignation on June 13, 2017. She is a graduate of Stanford University and was a long-time executive, usability leader, and key spokeswoman for Google (employee #20). ...  more
  • Pamela Nicholson is President and Chief Operating Officer of Enterprise Rent-A-Car. She joined Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1981 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.A. in Consumer Economics....  more
  • Gary Cohn may refer to: Gary Cohn (comics) (born 1952), American comic book writer Gary Cohn (investment banker) (born 1960), investment banker, former chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump Gary Cohn (journalist), American journalist...  more