Former Chairman & CEO, Duke Energy
Jim Rogers was chairman of Duke Energy’s board of directors and served as the company’s president and CEO from April 2006 until July 2013. Over the course of his 25 years as a CEO in the electric utility industry, Rogers delivered an average total shareholder return of more than 12 percent per year by focusing on sustainable growth, stakeholder engagement and finding business solutions to environmental challenges.
He has served more than 50 cumulative years on the boards of directors of eight Fortune 500 companies. Rogers is also active with numerous nonprofit boards, including his current role as chair of the Global Sustainable Electricity Partnership, a nonprofit organization composed of the world’s leading electricity utilities. In addition, Rogers sits on the boards of the Asia Society, the Aspen Institute and Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the global board of directors of The Nature Conservancy.
He earned his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Kentucky, and lives in Charlotte, N.C.