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.