Author Bio

Doug Melville is a celebrated author, a three-time TEDx speaker, and one of today’s most innovative and sought-out voices in international equity and inclusion.

He has been featured prominently in the media, including “CBS Saturday Morning,” TIME, the “Daily Show,” the Guardian, the “Breakfast Club,” and the Washington Post, and is also a contributor.

A fifth-generation leader, Doug Melville’s first book, Invisible Generals: Rediscovering Family Legacy, and a Quest to Honor America’s First Black Generals (Simon & Schuster) debuted November 2023 as an Amazon #1 Best-Selling New Release, and has since become the subject of a PBS “NewsHour” Classroom Daily News Lesson.

Throughout his career, he has served as the global head of equity for Richemont, a luxury holding company in Geneva, Switzerland and TBWA, a top ten global ad agency, on Madison Ave in New York. He has traveled to over forty countries to better understand this topic globally.