Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Prudential Financial, Inc.
Peggy Foran serves as Chief Governance Officer, Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Prudential Financial, Inc. In addition to that primary role, Ms. Foran has additional oversight responsibility for Shareholder Services, as well as Law Department Divisions covering Mergers & Acquisitions, Disclosures, Capital Markets, and Derivatives.
With over twenty years of professional experience and increasingly higher degrees of responsibility, she most recently served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sara Lee Corporation from July 2008 to June 2009 and from July 1997 to July 2008 she was Senior Vice President-Corporate Governance, Associate General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Pfizer Inc.
Her proactive shareholder outreach and thought leadership on key governance issues has earned her global recognition as a leader in corporate governance. She has been recognized as one of the Most Influential People in Corporate Governance every year since the inception of the award by Directorship Magazine in 2007. A former member of the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), she received ICGN’s distinguished award for Excellence in Corporate Governance in 2010 for improving board and shareholder engagement and paving the way for majority voting in the U.S. Most recently, she was identified by Treasury and Risk Magazine as one of the Most Influential People in Finance.
A Director of Occidental Petroleum Inc. since December 2010, Ms. Foran also served on the Board of Directors of The MONY Group Inc. and MONY Life Insurance Company.
She is a former Co-Chair of the Council of Institutional Investors, and a former Director of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), where she served as Chair of the ACC’s Corporate and Securities Law Committee. She is a former member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Catalyst and New York Advisory Board of Disability Rights Advocates.
Mr. Foran received both a BA (magna cum laude) and JD degrees from the University of Notre Dame. She is admitted to practice in the New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and New Jersey (in house) Bars.