Doug McMillon is the president and chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Walmart).
As CEO, Doug leads a strong management team that is working to combine Walmart’s stores, logistics network, online and mobile efforts to allow customers to shop anytime, anywhere. The company is furthering Walmart’s mission of “saving people money so they can live better” and moving it forward into the future.
From February 2009 to February 2014, Doug served as president and chief executive officer of Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart’s overall operations, with more than 6,400 stores and nearly 800,000 associates in 26 countries outside the United States. From 2006 to 2009, he served as president and chief executive officer of Sam’s Club, an operating segment of Walmart, with sales of more than $46 billion annually during his tenure.
Doug is a longtime champion of Walmart’s customer, its associates and the company’s culture. In 1984, he started out as an hourly summer associate in a Walmart distribution center. In 1990, while pursuing his MBA, he rejoined the company as an assistant manager in a Tulsa, Okla., Walmart store before moving to merchandising as a buyer trainee. He went on to serve in successful senior leadership roles in all of Walmart’s business segments. He has remained a merchant at heart and understands where customers around the world are heading next.
Doug serves on the board of directors of the U.S. China Business Council, the executive committee and board of directors for Enactus, the Dean’s Advisory Board for the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas and the board for Crystal Bridges, an American art museum. Doug also serves on the board of directors for Walmart Mexico, and he has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Originally from Jonesboro, Ark., Doug graduated from the University of Arkansas with a bachelor of science in business administration. He earned his MBA in finance from the University of Tulsa.