Gregory Eugene Johnson is a businessperson who has been the head of 7 different companies and currently holds the position of Executive Chairman at Franklin Resources, Inc. and Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Franklin Advisers, Inc., President & Chief Executive Officer at 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 7 other companies.
In his past career he occupied the position of Vice President for Franklin Multi-Income Trust, Chairman & President of Franklin Templeton Distributors, Inc., Director at Darby Overseas Investments Ltd., President at Franklin Investment Advisory Services, Inc., Manager for Franklin US Monthly Income Fund, Manager of Franklin Utilities Fund and Senior Accountant at Coopers & Lybrand (London).
He received an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University.