Hubert Joly is Executive Chairman of Best Buy Co. Inc. In this role, he leads the board of directors while advising and supporting the CEO on key matters, such as strategy, capability building, M&A, and external relationships. He also may assume certain responsibilities at the request of the CEO, in areas such as government relations, community relations, and leadership development. Joly joined Best Buy in 2012 and served as the company’s CEO until June 2019. He led the company through its much publicized Renew Blue transformation. The transformation resulted in improvements in customer satisfaction, market share gains, revenue growth, and improved margins. Joly then led Best Buy into its next phase, Best Buy 2020: Building the New Blue. This growth strategy aims to enrich lives through technology by addressing key human needs in entertainment, productivity, communication, food, security, and health and wellness. Under Joly’s leadership, Best Buy committed to preparing youth from underserved communities for the tech-reliant jobs of the future. Additionally, the company is on a path to reduce its carbon footprint by 60 percent.
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