Hubert Joly is chairman and CEO of Best Buy Co. Inc., a leading provider of consumer technology products and services with approximately 125,000 employees in North America and approximately $40 billion in annual revenue. Joly joined Best Buy in 2012 and led the company through its Renew Blue transformation, a customer-focused strategy centering on cost reduction, investing in the online shopping experience, and reinvigorating the customer experience in the stores.
Prior to joining Best Buy, Mr. Joly was CEO of Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company. Before that, he led Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Vivendi Universal Games, and Electronic Data Systems’ business in France.
He serves on the board of directors of Ralph Lauren Corp., the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Minnesota Business Partnership, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Minnesota Orchestra. In August 2017, Mr. Joly was awarded the Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction.