Ralph De Chabert
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Inclusion and Global Community Relations Officer
Ralph de Chabert is senior vice president, Chief Diversity Inclusion and Global Community Relations Officer for Brown-Forman Corporation. In this role, de Chabert is responsible for developing and implementing a global diversity and inclusion strategy, with an initial focus on the United States. His work includes Brown-Forman’s marketing efforts with diverse consumer groups, the composition of the company’s workforce, the diversity of its suppliers and the breadth of its community involvement. He also serves on Brown-Forman’s Executive Leadership Team.
Mr. de Chabert has a significant track record of achievement, having spent nearly seven years leading McKesson Corporation’s diversity and inclusion efforts from its world headquarters in San Francisco. At McKesson, a Fortune 16 healthcare services and information technology company, he served as vice president, employee relations and diversity. During his tenure, de Chabert institutionalized diversity as a corporate best practice and aligned diversity initiatives with the core business goals. He was the Chief Diversity Officer at Safeway before joining Brown-Forman. Prior to McKesson and Safeway, de Chabert served for seven years at American President Companies, LTD, a global containerized shipping company, where he led its diversity efforts, and he began his diversity career as a consultant with Pope and Associates, a highly regarded diversity consulting firm.
Mr. de Chabert holds a master’s degree in human resources organizational development from the University of San Francisco and a master’s in education from John Carroll University in Cleveland. He also has a B.A. in philosophy from Saint Francis College of Biddleford, ME.