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Dominic Barton
Dominic Barton

Dominic Barton (born 1962) is a Canadian management consultant. He has been managing director of McKinsey & Co since 2009.

Early life:

Dominic Barton was born in 1962 in Kampala, Uganda, where his father taught at a theology college and his mother was a nurse. He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA Honours in Economics and pursued an MPhil in Economics as a Rhodes Scholar at Brasenose College, Oxford University.

Career:

Barton was one of six students from a high school class of 200, in Sardis, British Columbia, to attend college. After studying Economics at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, he won a Rhodes Scholarship to attend Oxford University. He began his career as a currency analyst at Rothschild.

He joined McKinsey’s Toronto office in 1986 and had a difficult time making partner, saying “It took me three times before I was elected a partner….I was working hard and I was rejected….it was a bit of a slap in the head.” From then on, he said, “my bar will be higher than McKinsey’s.”

In the late 90s he made the counterintuitive career move of relocating to Korea to develop McKinsey’s practice in the region. Barton enjoyed close relationships with the president and government of South Korea. He subsequently parlayed those relationships into a role running McKinsey in Korea from 2000–2004 and then McKinsey in Asia from 2004-2009. Barton’s experience in Asia ultimately made him a strong candidate in the firm election as global managing director.

In 2010, Barton was made an honorary fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford. He is also on the board of the University of Oxford Said Business School. Some of his contemporaries from Oxford include: William O’Chee, David Cameron, Andrew Feldman and Guy Spier.

He is the author of China Vignettes: An Inside Look at China, a trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Brookings Institution, and Chairman of the International Advisory Committee to the President of South Korea on National Future and Vision. He is a Commissioner for the Global Commission on Internet Governance. He is a member of the International Advisory Board at the Blavatnik School of Government (University of Oxford) and of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology on the 24th of June 2016.

Donald Bren
Donald Bren

He is the Chairman of the Irvine Group. He is also considered as one of the wealthiest real estate developers in the United States. He is also an active supporter of charitable organizations, donating more than $1 billion to different foundations.

Donald Graham
Donald Graham

Donald Edward Graham (born April 22, 1945) is Chairman of Graham Holdings Company. He is also the lead independent director of Facebook’s board of directors.

Early life:

Donald Edward Graham was born on April 22, 1945. His parents were Katharine Graham (née Meyer), later a publisher of The Washington Post, and her husband, Philip Graham. His maternal grandmother, Agnes Meyer, was a German Lutheran. His maternal grandfather, Eugene Meyer, was German Jewish and descended from a rabbinical family in Strasbourg. He bought the bankrupt Post shortly after stepping down as Chairman of the Federal Reserve in mid-1933. His mother was baptized as a Lutheran but attended an Episcopal church.

Graham graduated from St. Albans School and then attended Harvard College. In 1965, he was elected president of The Harvard Crimson, the college’s breakfast daily. After graduation in 1966, he volunteered for military service and served in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968. There “he worked as an information specialist with the 1st Cavalry Division in Vietnam from 1967 to 1968.” From January 1969 to June 1970, Graham joined the Washington Metropolitan Police Department as a

patrolman and was sent to the Ninth Precinct in Northeast Washington. Graham excelled as a patrolman, despite the harsh conditions of the Ninth Precinct.

Personal life:

In 1967, Graham married Mary Wissler. Wissler earned a law degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s from Harvard-Radcliffe, where she met Graham. She is a research fellow at the Kennedy School’s Taubman Center at Harvard focusing on such issues as health and safety regulations. In 2007, they announced that they were separating. The Grahams have four grown children, including:

Laura Graham O’Shaughnessy is the Chief Executive Officer at Socialcode.
Will Graham is the executive producer of The Onion News Network.
Molly Graham is an executive with Quip.

On June 30, 2012, he married Amanda Bennett, a senior editor at Bloomberg News, a former editor of The Philadelphia Inquirer, and a colleague from the Pulitzer Prize Board.

Doug McMillon
Doug McMillon

Full Name       :          Carl Douglas McMillon

Born                :          12th – Oct – 1966

Height             :          176 CMS ( 5 Feet 9 Inches )

Birth Place      :          Memphis Tennessee

Country           :          USA

Education       :          University of Arkansas Fayetteville, University of Tulsa Oklahoma

Occupation     :          CEO

Industry          :          Business, Food & Beverage, Fashion & Retail

Networth        :          $26 Million

Some people reach great heights in their career in a short period of time. When a person sets out thinking that there is nothing such as impossible, they tend to achieve great heights.  One such success thinking personality is C. Douglas McMillon, CEO of Walmart. He is called Doug by many of his employees and people who know him.
Childhood:
Doug was born in 1966 in Memphis Tennessee to Morris and Laura McMillon. Today he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walmart Stores Inc. He achieved this status and success in his career in a span of 5 decades. The journey was not simple and required a lot of hard work and focus into what he was doing.
Beginning:
Doug began his career with Walmart as an associate in one of the distribution centers. He was still pursuing his studies for an MBA degree from University of Tulsa in 1991. He started working so that he could pay his college tuitions.

However, he had an inbuilt business acumen that came in use for the merchandising department of Walmart. Soon, Doug was handling several responsibilities in Sam’s Club and other departments of Walmart.  He had gained tremendous experience in apparel, food and other merchandise of the super store. With his expertise of 22 years and the experience he gathered in the industry, it was more than sufficient for him to progress and lead the giant super mart as the CEO.
Career:
Doug never set out on the career path thinking that he would one day lead a huge chain of supermarket which has centers across the world.  He started small, but he invested his education and expertise in building the name of the company further. Doug is also known to have solely promoted the sales of the company to over $46 Billion.

” In the world there is a debate over inequity, and sometimes we get caught up in that.” – Carl Douglas McMillon

Today, when someone asks him about the secret of his success, Doug says that he is a merchant deep down his heart and that makes him understand the customers and their needs. Even now, he  involves himself in micromanaging the merchandising needs of the company whenever he finds time.
Achievements:
As a person Doug is not very vocal about his personal life and only wants to bring to light his achievements. He is married to Shelley and has two sons, Blake and Spencer. Doug has not let his success rule his life. Instead he has shared a lot of his knowledge by delivering speeches at many business meetings to promote young entrepreneurship.

Here is a Brief Summary of his Saga with Walmart

1984: Summer associate at Walmart Distribution Center

2009: President and CEO of Sam’s Club

2013: President and CEO of Walmart

Doug Parker
Doug Parker

William Douglas “‘Doug” Parker is an American businessman who is the current Chairman and CEO of American Airlines Group, Inc., the parent company of American Airlines.

Early life and education:

Parker grew up in Michigan and received a BA in Economics from Albion College (1984). He then received an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University (1986), where American Airlines offered him a job after a campus interview.

Early career:

Parker was a financial analyst at American Airlines from 1986 to 1991, where he was a member of then CEO Robert Crandall’s, “Brat Pack”, alongside Thomas W. Horton (former CEO President and Chairman of American), C. David Cush (CEO of Virgin America) and Ben Baldanza (former CEO of Spirit Airlines).

Parker joined Northwest Airlines in 1991 and was tasked to help create a team that would systematically figure out where the airline was making and losing money. Tracking profits flight-by-flight in such detail at that level was a first for Northwest.

Parker became Chief Financial Officer of America West Airlines in 1995 after returning to USA, and because then-CEO Bill Franke wanted to train him to be a CEO, Parker moved around between finance, sales and operations. Parker was named Chairman and CEO in September 2001, 10 days before the 11 September terrorist attacks. Under Parker, America West was the first of several airlines to win post-9/11 federal loan guarantees, saving the airline from a second bankruptcy.

US Airways career:

America West and US Airways merged in 2005, with Parker continuing as CEO of the combined company. US Airways made an unsuccessful bid to merge with Delta Air Lines as it was in bankruptcy protection in 2006, faltering as Delta rallied workers and creditors against the hostile bid. Creditors rejected the bid in early 2007. US Airways also attempted a merger with United Airlines in 2008 and in 2010, but United ultimately merged with Continental Airlines.
American Airlines career
In 2012, US Airways launched an effort to merge with American Airlines, while American’s parent company, AMR Corporation, was in bankruptcy protection. US Airways took the unprecedented step of securing tentative contracts with American’s labor groups, while AMR was still pushing to exit bankruptcy. That deal closed on 9 December 2013, and Parker was named CEO of the combined company, which became the world’s largest airline.

Personal life:

Parker lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Gwen Parker, and three children. In 2007, Doug Parker pleaded guilty to his third DUI and was sentenced to 1 day in jail. After his conviction, shareholders questioned if the company should have disclosed Parker’s two previous DUI arrests.

Awards and appearances:

2015 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Southwest region.
Commencement address at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, 10 May 2013

Douglas R. Oberhelman
Douglas R. Oberhelman

Douglas R. Oberhelman (born February 25, 1953) is an American businessman. He is the CEO of Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria, Illinois.

Early life:

Oberhelman was raised in Woodstock, Illinois, where his father was a John Deere salesman. Oberhelman attended Millikin University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1975.

Career:

Oberhelman joined Caterpillar shortly after his college graduation in 1975. He became a Caterpillar Vice President in 1995, serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1998. He succeeded Jim Owens as CEO on July 1, 2010 and as Chairman of the Board on November 1, 2010.

He sat on the board of Ameren until April 27, 2010. He served as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of The Business Council in 2013 and 2014.

In September 2009, he was elected to the Board of Directors of World Resources Institute.

Personal life:

His wife, Diane Oberhelman, is chairwoman of Cullinan Properties Ltd.

In 2011 Oberhelman earned a salary of $16.9 million, a sixty percent increase from his earnings the previous year.