BOSTON—Doug McMillon, president and main govt officer of Walmart Inc., will be Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Course Day Distinguished Speaker on Thursday, Might 27, 2021, the college declared currently.
The ceremony, which will be presented pretty much on the identical day as the broader Harvard College commencement and the conferring of HBS diplomas, will also include things like a welcome from the co-presidents of the MBA Class of 2021 and a pupil deal with.
“The HBS class of 2021 has a great deal to be happy of, and I’m energized to be part of this year’s Class Day and rejoice this essential instant with them,” claimed McMillon. “The difficulties of the final yr formed their expertise, and now they arise as leaders with a unique viewpoint and in a position to seize unparalleled possibilities forward of them to enable outline and construct the long run.”
McMillon was named president and CEO of Walmart in February 2014. From February 2009 to Jan. 31, 2014, he was executive vice president, president and CEO of Walmart Worldwide, and from August 2005 to January 2009 he served as executive vice president, president and CEO of Sam’s Club. He has labored at Walmart for 30 many years, commencing as a teen unloading vans for an hourly wage. He has held a range of senior leadership roles in all of Walmart’s small business segments.
McMillon is also the chairman of Business enterprise Roundtable, an affiliation of main government officers of America’s leading providers. He serves on the boards of directors of the Purchaser Products Forum, the U.S.-China Small business Council and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Artwork. He also sits on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Administration in Beijing, China.
The HBS Class Working day ceremony is planned and carried out by a committee of next-12 months MBA pupils. This year’s virtual ceremony will be open up to the standard public, building it simply accessible for customers of the graduating class and their friends as effectively as HBS alumni, faculty, and personnel.