Charles Phillips is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Infor, the world’s third largest provider of enterprise software applications. Since joining Infor, Charles has built the foundation for digital transformation: industry applications, domain experts, a science lab at M.I.T, machine learning, Internet of things, design thinking, and hyper-scale clouds to challenge business models and create new ones.
Prior to Infor, Charles was President of Oracle Corporation and a member of its Board of Directors. Charles was also a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines artillery unit.
Charles serves on the boards of Viacom Corporation, Santander Bank, Apollo Theater, BENS (Business Executives For National Security), Jazz at Lincoln Center, the NYPD Foundation, the United States Air Force Academy Endowment Fund, The New York City Public Library, and The Posse Foundation. Charles also served on the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Charles holds a bachelor’s in computer science from the U.S. Air Force Academy, a JD from New York Law School, an MBA from Hampton University, and honorary doctorates from several universities. He is also a member of the Georgia State Bar.