Mr. Joly brings to our Board his extensive strategic, operational and financial expertise, honed over several decades in top management and leadership positions in international corporations, including his unique perspective and deep understanding of the issues, challenges and opportunities facing a global business. Mr. Joly also has a track record leading the digital transformation of business to business and business to consumer companies, and has experience leading purposeful, human and responsible organizations.
Independent Director since 2019
Member, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. Joly became the Executive Chairman of Best Buy Co., Inc. (the leading consumer electronics retailer) in June 2019, having joined the company in 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer, and becoming Chairman, President, and Chief Executive in 2015. From 2004 to 2008, he was Global President & Chief Executive Officer, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, and then served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Companies from 2008 to 2012. In 1999, he joined Vivendi as Global Chief Executive Officer, Vivendi Universal Games, and was later appointed Executive Vice President of US Assets and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Vivendi Universal. Prior service included, from 1996 to 1999, Vice President, Europe and President of Electronic Data Systems France; and from 1983 to 1996, McKinsey & Company, eventually serving as Partner. Mr. Joly is also a Vice Chairman of The Business Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the International Advisory Board of his alma mater, HEC Paris.
Other Public Company Board Service: Best Buy Co., Inc. (since 2012); Ralph Lauren Corporation (since 2009)
Recent Past Public Board Service: Rezidor Hotel Group (2008-2012)