Chairman and chief executive of Best Buy Co. Inc.
Tenure: September 2012 to present
Employees: 125,000 in North America
Best Buy annual revenue: $42 billion
Wall Street, 2012: Best Buy stock dropped 10 percent the day his selection was announced, to $18.16.
Wall Street, today: Shares closed Friday at $56.51
Previous positions: Carlson, president and CEO (2008 to 2012); CEO Carlson Wagonlit (2004 to 2008); Vivendi Universal Games (1999 to 2004); partner McKinsey & Co. (1983 to 1996)
Board of directors: Ralph Lauren Corp.
Professional and civic: Retail Industry Leaders Association; Minnesota Business Partnership; Minneapolis Institute of Art; Minnesota Orchestra.
Other honors: Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian distinction (2017); voted No. 74 top CEO on Glassdoor (2018)
And this: Landed on annual list of “CEOs who will get fired in 2013” by Dartmouth College professor Sydney Finkelstein.
Personal: Born in the northeastern French city of Nancy on Aug. 11, 1959; attended Paris Institute of Social Studies (Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris) and the HEC Paris international business school.