He is the youngest son of Sam and Helen Walton. A graduate of the Univesity of Arkansas, he is also the Chairman of Arvest Bank.
Jim Sinegal is the founder and CEO of Costco. This is the third-biggest retailer in the U.S.A. He is an amazing leader and has proved this through increased sales of a variety of goods to members.
Sinegal is known for treating his staff very well and ensures that clients are satisfied with goods and services offered as well as ensuring shareholders as pleases. He utilizes 40 weeks traveling to check Costco’s 582 shops within the globe, ensuring shoppers are pleased and staffs are working hard.
She comes from one of the richest families in Europe. She owns 17 percent of BMW, which she inherited when her husband passed away. She used to serve as part of the company’s Board of Supervisors. She is extremely active in socio-political affairs, pushing for initiatives in the fields of learning and journalism. She is also a supporter of research institutions on child cancer.
He is the Chairman of Mars, Inc., the company behind some of the favorite brands in the world like Mars, M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers and Juicy Fruit. He has been leading a very private, even reclusive, life in his home in Wyoming.
John A. Kaneb is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of HP Hood LLC as well as the president of the Catamount Companies.
Education and Service:
Kaneb graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics in 1956. From 1957-59, he served in the United States Navy.
Kaneb bought a controlling interest in Gulf Oil and tripled its sales to US$4.6 billion before selling it in 2005. The Kaneb family acquired HP Hood LLC in 1995 and increased its annual sales from US$600 million to about US$2.3 billion. Kaneb is also part owner of the Boston Red Sox; Hood blimps are often seen over home games.
Positions and appointments:
Besides his business work Kaneb is a Trustee Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame. He is also an Emeritus Trustee of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Emeritus Trustee and former Chairman of the Board of McLean Hospital. He has worked on other boards and groups including the Board of Fellows of the Harvard Medical School. He was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission in 2004.He is currently the vice-chair of that commission.
Kaneb is also Vice Chair Emeritus of the Finance Council, Chairman of the Clergy Funds Board and Vice Chair of the Catholic Schools Council of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. He served as Trustee Emeritus and Finance Committee Chair at Partners Healthcare from 1994-2000. Kaneb is a member of Harvard University’s Executive Committee on University Resources.
John Michael Cryan (born 16 December 1960) is a British businessman and co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main, since 1 July 2015.
John Michael Cryan was born in Harrogate on 16 December 1960. He is a graduate of the University of Cambridge.
Cryan worked for Arthur Andersen and then joined S.G. Warburg in London in 1987, before he was appointed group chief financial officer at UBS AG in September 2008. Cryan was head of UBS’s financial institutions group. In the autumn of 2008, he advised the UBS Board of Directors and the Group Executive Board on the financial crisis.
In 2011 Cryan left UBS for personal reasons. In January 2012, he joined Singapore’s investment company Temasek as president for Europe.
He is a non-executive director of Man Group since January 2015.
Cryan was appointed co-chief executive officer of Deutsche Bank in June 2015. He will share the position with Jürgen Fitschen until May 2016.
Cryan and his wife Mary purchased a home in Annapolis, Maryland, US, in 2009. They have a home in London as well, and no children. He speaks German fluently.
Mr. John Dixon has been Chief Executive Officer of David Jones Limited at Woolworths Holdings Limited since January 2016. Mr. Dixon served as an Executive Director of General Merchandise at Marks & Spencer Group plc from October 1, 2012 to July 2015, and also served as Member of its Management Board. Mr. Dixon served as an Executive Director of Food of Marks & Spencer Group plc since September 2009 and its Head of Retail since July 2012. Mr. Dixon served as a Director of M&S Direct at Marks & Spencer Group plc., and also served as its Director of Food since July 2008 and as Director of e-Commerce. Mr. Dixon served as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Executive of Stuart Rose since 2004. He served as an Executive where he headed up one of the three Food trading divisions comprising the fresh food categories since 2002. Mr. Dixon started his Marks and Spencer career in UK store management before moving to Paris for three years where he held a variety of commercial management roles in European stores and the Paris Head Office. Mr. Dixon joined UK Head Office in 1992 as a Food buyer in Prepared Foods, followed by Fresh Produce and Bakery before progressing to Category Manager of Fresh Produce. Mr. Dixon served as an Executive Director at Marks & Spencer Group plc from September 09, 2009 to July 2015.
John Dixon was until recently tipped as a top contender to replace the group chief executive, Marc Bolland. Dixon will be replaced as head of general merchandise by Steve Rowe, who was the head of food.
M&S revealed last week at its annual general meeting that its clothing and homeware sales had slipped again in the last three months.
In April, Dixon’s division unveiled its first rise in clothing sales for four years. Bolland, said sales of womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and home furnishings had all increased as shoppers perceived an improvement in style and quality at the chain.
But just a few weeks later, as Bolland unveiled the chain’s annual profits, he described the poor performance of Dixon’s non-food business during the previous 12 months as “not good enough”.
At the AGM, Bolland had to unveil a new decline in sales, bringing what some analysts had believed was a long-awaited reversal in the retailer’s fashion fortunes to an abrupt halt. And the decline could have been far worse but for buoyant sales online. Nick Bubb, a retail analyst, estimated that had it not been for the online boost, the underlying sales decline would have been up to 5%.
The new finance director, Helen Weir, and the store’s online boss, Laura Wade-Gery, are also said to be keen to take the top job. Dixon, who is estimated by Bloomberg to be earning £1m a year, has run the clothing and homewares business since 2012, when Kate Bostock left the post after a slump in sales. He had previously achieved a turnaround in the food business.
Dixon, whose father also worked for M&S, started on the bottom rung of the retailer’s business, moving on to become a food buyer.
By 2004 he had caught the eye of the then chief executive Stuart Rose, and was promoted to become his executive assistant. Dixon joined the board in September 2009 as head of food.
There has been recent speculation that Bolland is preparing to move on. He was previously chief executive of Morrisons and before that one of the most senior executives at Heineken.
At the recent shareholders’ meeting he faced a verbal onslaught from shareholders including Muriel Conway, who spent 25 years designing womenswear for M&S until the late 1990s. She said: “I could weep at what I see in stores today. Where’s the originality, flair, newness and good taste? The necklines are too low and the polos too high.”
In a statement on Thursday, Bolland thanked Dixon “for his contribution to the business” and said he was “delighted to appoint Steve [Rowe] to the role of executive director, general merchandise.”
Dixon said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed many happy and successful years at M&S. I now have the opportunity to become a chief executive and have therefore resigned from this great company.”
Dixon, whose father also worked at M&S, said: “I’m very excited to be taking on this role as CEO of David Jones. It’s a substantial business in its own right and lies at the heart of Australian society … I’m thoroughly looking forward to the challenge and my family and I are looking forward to living in Sydney. It’s a perfect fit for me.”
Dixon came to prominence at M&S after he caught the eye of Stuart Rose, the former chief executive, and became his executive assistant in 2004. He was promoted to M&S’s board as director of food five years later. After leading a successful turnaround of the food operations he moved to general merchandise.
His surprise departure came amid speculation that he had become frustrated with M&S after Steve Rowe, an internal rival, replaced him as the man viewed as most likely succeed Marc Bolland as chief executive. Rowe has since taken over Dixon’s job as head of clothing and homewares. There have been persistent rumours that Bolland is preparing to depart soon.
Ian Moir, chief executive of David Jones’s South African parent company, Woolworths Holdings, said: “John is a world-class retailer who brings with him a powerful combination of international food and fashion expertise supported by large scale retail systems and management experience.
“We have known John for many years through our close relationship with M&S and know him to be an inspiring and resilient leader who has traded successfully through the most difficult and competitive of conditions in the UK.”
His appointment is thought to be linked to David Jones’s plans to launch an up market food business.
Dixon joins a string of UK retail executives who have moved to Australia. Archie Norman kicked off the turnaround of Coles, the Australian supermarket business, where he brought in former Asda and Halfords executive Ian McLeod as managing director.
McLeod moved up to join the board of Coles’s parent company, Wesfarmers, before leaving to join the US supermarket chain Bi-Lo in January.
Former New Look, Littlewoods and Matalan boss Alistair McGeorge was hired to lead the Big W department store chain, but departed last month after less than a year in the role.
He was born in Norway but took up citizenship in Cyprus in 2006. He is the owner of the largest oil tanker fleet in the world. He also owns Meisha and Hemet Holdings, an investment company. He also controls Frontline, Golar LNG, SeaDrill, Golden Ocean Group and Deep Sea Supply.
John Alexander Thain (born May 26, 1955) is an American businessman, investment banker, and former chairman and CEO of the CIT Group.
Thain was the last chairman and chief executive officer of Merrill Lynch before its merger with Bank of America. He was designated to become president of global banking, securities, and wealth management at the newly combined company, but resigned on January 22, 2009. Ken Lewis, CEO of Bank of America, reportedly forced Thain to step down after several controversies, such as the losses at Merrill Lynch which proved to be far larger than previously estimated, and the award of huge executive bonuses.
Before he came to Merrill, Thain had been the CEO of the New York Stock Exchange from January 2004 to December 2007. He also worked at Goldman Sachs, as head of its mortgage securities division from 1985 to 1990,and president and co-chief operating officer from 1999 to 2004.
Thain reportedly was one of the runners-up to head Citigroup. Merrill Lynch and Citigroup sought new leaders following the sudden departure of their former CEOs after the disappointing performance in the third quarter of 2007 due to the subprime mortgage crisis.
Thain arranged the sale of Merrill to Bank of America at $29 per share, a 70 percent premium over the market price. The deal valued the brokerage at $50 billion. Thain was expected to be president of global banking, securities and wealth management, a new division at Bank of America, to oversee its corporate and investment bank and most of wealth management business.
Departure from Bank of America:
On January 16, 2009, Bank of America announced that Merrill suffered an unexpected loss of $15 billion for the fourth quarter of 2008. Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis said that, without $138 billion in government assistance, including the infusion of $20 billion from the federal government, he would have pulled out of the Merrill deal, which had been approved by Bank of America shareholders in early December. People close to Lewis say his relationship with Thain was strained by Merrill’s massive fourth quarter loss. Lewis himself faced criticism for rushing to buy Merrill for $28 billion after less than two days of due diligence.
On January 22, 2009, on CNBC’s The Call, Charlie Gasparino said that Thain was going to meet Lewis later in the day. Gasparino added that Thain’s future at Bank of America was in doubt, although it was not certain whether he would be leaving. Gasparino then said that Thain spent $1.22 million to refurbish his office, shortly after he had been named as CEO of Merrill in January 2008.Merrill was still an independent firm at the time, and some analysts predicted that, with Thain as new CEO, the company would be back on track for a strong performance in the midst of disappointing results on Wall Street.
The tension between Thain and Lewis had been building since mid-December and culminated on January 22, 2009 when Lewis flew to New York to meet with Thain. After a 15-minute conversation between the two men, Thain agreed to resign.
On January 23, 2009, President Obama referred to John Thain by saying “the reports that we’ve seen over the last couple of days about companies that have received taxpayer assistance then going out and renovating bathrooms or offices or in other ways not managing those dollars appropriately.” Obama’s press secretary Robert Gibbs also said taxpayer money shouldn’t go to “line the pockets of people” who’ve gotten financial assistance. “The American people need to be greatly assured that their hard-earned money is not going to the bonuses or the remodeling of an office at a bank that’s in trouble,” Gibbs said.
On January 29, 2009, President Obama publicly criticized the large bonuses such as those handed out by Thain. Obama said: “I saw an article today indicating that Wall Street bankers had given themselves $20 billion worth of bonuses at a time when most of these institutions were teetering on collapse and they are asking for taxpayers to help sustain them, and when taxpayers find themselves in the difficult position that if they don’t provide help that the entire system could come down on top of our heads—that is the height of irresponsibility. It is shameful. And part of what we’re going to need is for folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint and show some discipline and show some sense of responsibility. The American people understand that we’ve got a big hole that we’ve got to dig ourselves out of—but they don’t like the idea that people are digging a bigger hole even as they’re being asked to fill it up.” Vice President Joe Biden also said the bonuses “offends the sensibilities. I mean, I’d like to throw these guys in the brig.”
On January 27, 2009, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo issued a subpoena to Thain in a probe into the bonuses he received just days before the Bank of America takeover. Charges of criminal fraud can be brought under the 1921 Marin Act against a person receiving an illicit executive payout.
Jonathan Ornstein is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mesa Air Group, Inc., and was appointed effective May 1, 1998. From April 1996 to his joining the company as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ornstein served as President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Virgin Express, a European airline. From 1995 to April 1996, Mr. Ornstein served as Chief Executive Officer of Virgin Express Holdings, Inc. Mr. Ornstein joined Continental Express as President and Chief Executive Officer in July 1994 and, in November 1994, was named Senior Vice President, Airport Services at Continental Airlines. Mr. Ornstein was previously employed by the company from 1988 to 1994, as Executive Vice President and as President of the company’s WestAir Holding, Inc., subsidiary.