Carl Douglas McMillon is an American businessman and is the president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Walmart Inc. He sits on the retailer’s board of directors. Having first joined the company as a summer associate in high school, he became the company’s fifth CEO in 2014. He previously led the company’s Sam’s Club division, from 2005 to 2009, and Walmart International, from 2009 to 2013.
McMillon was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the eldest of three children born to Laura and Morris McMillon, a dentist who served in Vietnam. His parents moved the family to Bentonville, Arkansas, the home of Walmart headquarters, when McMillon was 16.A sports enthusiast, McMillon played point guard on the Bentonville High School basketballteam.
McMillon has worked for Walmart throughout his career.He took on his first role with the company as a teenager in 1984.He later became a buyer, then moved into management roles before becoming CEO in 2014.
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