H. Lee Scott, Jr.

Retired President and CEO of Walmart

Joined the Board: 1999
Committee: Strategic Planning and Finance

Lee was president and CEO of Walmart from 2000 to 2009. He served as an executive officer of Walmart and as the chairman of the Executive Committee until January 31, 2011, when he retired from the company. Since joining Walmart in 1979, he has served in many other positions, including vice chairman and chief operating officer from 1999 to 2000, and executive vice president and president and CEO, Walmart U.S. from 1998 to 1999.

Lee was a director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., from 2010 to 2011. He also serves as a director of several private companies and is on the advisory board of the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing.

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Twenty First Century Leadership

Read Lee Scott's groundbreaking speech from 2005 that set Walmart on a path toward environmental sustainability. 

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Walmart Out in Front

At the 2006 Shareholders' Meeting, Lee Scott outlines Walmart's plan to stay "out in front" and the company's transformation beginning with our relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina. 

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