Ronald D. Sugar
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Director since April 2005
Lead Director since 2015
Chevron Committees: Board Nominating and Governance (Chair); Management Compensation
Current Public Company Directorships: Amgen Inc.; Apple Inc.; Uber Technologies, Inc.
Dr. Sugar is a senior advisor to various businesses and organizations, including Ares Management LLC, a private investment firm; Bain & Company, a global consulting firm; Temasek Americas Advisory Panel, a private investment company based in Singapore; and the G100 Network and the World 50, peer-to-peer exchanges for current and former senior executives and directors from some of the world’s largest companies. He is also an advisor to Northrop Grumman Corporation (“Northrop Grumman”, a global aerospace and defense company, and was previously Northrop Grumman’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, from 2003, until his retirement in 2010, and President and Chief Operating Officer, from 2001 until 2003. He joined Northrop Grumman in 2001, having previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Litton Industries, Inc., a developer of military products, and earlier as an executive of TRW Inc., a developer of missile systems and spacecraft.
Prior Public Company Directorships (within last five years): Air Lease Corporation
Other Directorships and Memberships: Los Angeles Philharmonic Association; National Academy of Engineering; UCLA Anderson School of Management Board of Visitors; University of Southern California
Skills and Qualifications
Business Leadership / Operations: Served seven years as CEO of Northrop Grumman. Held senior management and executive positions, including service as COO, at Northrop Grumman, Litton Industries, Inc., and TRW Inc.
Environmental Affairs: As Chairman, CEO, and President of Northrop Grumman, oversaw environmental assessments and remediations at shipyards and aircraft and electronics factories.
Finance: Former CFO of Fortune 500 company. More than three decades of financial responsibility and experience at Northrop Grumman, Litton Industries, Inc. and TRW Inc. Current Audit Committee Chair at Apple Inc. and former Audit Committee Chair at Chevron.
Global Business / International Affairs: Former CEO of Fortune 500 company with extensive international operations. Current and former director of companies with international operations.
Government / Regulatory / Public Policy: At Northrop Grumman, a key government contractor, oversaw development of weapons and other technologies. Appointed by the President of the United States to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Former director of the World Affairs Council of Los Angeles.
Science / Technology / Engineering: B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles. Served in a variety of senior management and executive positions at Northrop Grumman, Litton Industries, Inc., and TRW Inc., requiring expertise in engineering and technology. Director at Amgen Inc., a biotechnology company; Apple Inc., a designer, manufacturer and marketer of, among other things, personal computers and mobile communication and media devices; Uber Technologies, Inc., a technology company; and former director at BeyondTrust, a global cybersecurity company. Member of National Academy of Engineering.
Updated: May 2020