Gregory Eugene Johnson is a businessperson who has been at the head of 7 different companies and presently holds the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Resources, Inc. and Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Franklin Advisers, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer of Templeton International, Inc. and President for Templeton Worldwide, Inc. (which are all subsidiaries of Franklin Resources, Inc.). Mr. Johnson is also Trustee & Vice President at Franklin Ltd. Duration Income Trust and on the board of 8 other companies.
In the past he was Vice President of Franklin Multi-Income Trust, Chairman & President of Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President at Darby Overseas Investments Ltd., President at Franklin Investment Advisory Services, Inc., Manager of Franklin US Monthly Income Fund, Manager for Franklin Utilities Fund and Senior Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (London).
He received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University.