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Hubert Joly

Hubert Joly

Experienced Chairman: S&P 500, Private Sector, Non-Profit Sector
Experienced CEO: S&P 500, Private Sector

  • Over 20 years of international senior-leadership experience
  • Multi-industry knowledge of consumer goods, retail, travel and hospitality, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, software & computer services
  • Experience as Board Chair, Finance Committee Chair, Compensation Committee member, Nomination and Governance Committee member
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Current Positions

Hubert Joly is a member of the Board of Directors of Johnson & Johnson as well as Ralph Lauren Corp. In addition, he is a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, a Vice Chairman of The Business Council, a member of the International Advisory Board of HEC Paris and a Trustee of the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Hubert is also the author of “The Heart of Business: Leadership Principles for the Next Era of Capitalism” (2021).

Industry Knowledge

Hubert led Best Buy Co. from 2012 to 2020, as President and CEO, Chairman and CEO and, finally, Executive Chairman. Under Hubert’s leadership, customer satisfaction and employee engagement increased dramatically, the company’s carbon footprint went down by more than 50%, and Best Buy’s share price went from a low of $11 to around $90.

Prior to Best Buy, Hubert was the President and CEO of Carlson Companies from 2008 to 2012, a global leader in the hospitality and travel industry, employing more than 175,000 people in more than 160 countries and territories. From 2004 to 2008, he was the CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and prior to that he was a Senior Executive at Vivendi (a French media conglomerate), the President of EDS France and a Partner at McKinsey & Co.

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Sir John Peace CBE

Sir John Peace CBE

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Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker

Sir John Parker has been Chairman of Pennon Group plc and South West Water Ltd, Chairman of National Grid plc, Anglo American plc, Mondi, BVT Joint Venture, RMC Group plc and P&O plc. He has served as Chairman and CEO of both Harland & Wolff and Babcock International. He is currently the Chairman of construction and engineering company Laing O'Rourke.

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Christine Hodgson CBE

Christine Hodgson CBE

Christine Hodgson CBE is Chairman of Severn Trent plc and The Careers & Enterprise Co ltd. She is also a Senior Independent Director and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee of Standard Chartered plc. Christine was previously Executive Chairman of Capgemini UK plc, one of the world’s largest technology and professional services groups.

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Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg

Baroness Sarah Hogg is currently a Senior Independent Director of Royal Mail plc. She holds a Non-Executive Directorship at The Times Newspaper Holdings Limited. Baroness Hogg has extensive experience of business, government and the media, having worked at the highest level in all three sectors.

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