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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, Nominating 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 Corporation. 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”.

Industry Knowledge

Hubert Joly 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 & Company.

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Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade

Jean-Louis Chaussade is Chairman of JLCH Conseil, Special Advisor of Accuracy, Chairman of the board of the Université Technologique de Compiègne, Non-Executive Board member of Kaufman & Broad SA and is a Director of Criteria Caixaholding SAU, in addition to other appointments. He was previously the Chairman and CEO of Suez.

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Wout Dekker

Wout Dekker

Wout Dekker is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Randstad N.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of SHV Holdings N.V., Royal Friesland Campina N.V. and Pon Holdings N.V. He is also a member of the Paine Schwartz Partners Food Chain Advisory Board.

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Dr Jeroen van der Veer

Dr Jeroen van der Veer

Dr Jeroen van der Veer is Chairman of Koninklijke Philips N.V. and Boskalis Westminster Group. He is Deputy Chair of Equinor ASA (previously Statoil ASA). Jeroen was previously CEO of Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chairman of ING Groep N.V. and Vice Chairman of Unilever. He was also a Supervisory Board member of the Dutch Central Bank.

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Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby

Susan Kilsby is a Non-Executive Director of BHP plc and BHP Limited where she Chairs the Remuneration Committee, Fortune Brands Home and Security Inc, Unilever N.V. and Unilever plc, and Diageo plc, where she is Senior Independent Director and Chairs the Remuneration Committee. Susan is also a member of the UK Takeover Panel.

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