The Bloomberg 50 most influential in global business, 2017

Bloomberg:  From finance and politics to tech and entertainment, these people defined global business in 2017.

Raphael Bostic

PRESIDENT AND CEO, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF ATLANTA

While in the Obama administration, the University of Southern California economist fought housing discrimination against gays and racial minorities; he broke barriers when he was appointed by the board of the Atlanta Fed to oversee a district that primarily comprises Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. “I am doing a lot of traveling this first year,” Bostic said in September at a speech in Atlanta. “Part of my goal is to get out in front of people who haven’t necessarily seen the Fed before, have not really had people talk to them about how the economy is working. That is critical for the Federal Reserve.”

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