The Visionary
Doug McMillon

Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart

For The Visionary, innovation isn’t a buzzword or a new concept – it’s part of their DNA. They set the standard for tomorrow’s retail leaders.


As president and CEO of Walmart, Doug McMillon leads a strong management team that helps people around the world save money and live better — anytime and anywhere — in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, over 260 million customers and members visit more than 11,600 Walmart stores under 59 banners in 28 countries, as well as ecommerce websites in 11 countries.

McMillon previously served as president and CEO of the company’s international and Sam’s Club business units, and he is a longtime champion of Walmart’s customers, associates and culture. In 1984, he worked as an hourly summer associate in a Walmart distribution center, and in 1990, while pursuing his MBA, he rejoined the company as an assistant manager in a Tulsa, Okla., store before moving to merchandising.

Under his leadership, Walmart has remained at the forefront of innovation and continues to set the pace for the industry. From risk-taking acquisitions such as the purchase of to investing in the future of the industry by prioritizing workforce solutions and spearheading initiatives that empower businesses to be a force for good, McMillon has embraced bold decisions and blazed a trail into unchartered territory. His dedication, vision and passion for Walmart’s customers and associates are an inspiration to retail executives around the world.

Speaking at NRF 2018: Retail’s Big Show – Attend Doug’s session, The changing face of retail: A conversation with Doug McMillon