Michael Terry “Mike” Duke (born December 7, 1949) is an American businessman. He served as the fourth chief executive officer of Walmart from 2009 to 2013.
Duke joined Wal-Mart in 1995, serving as the executive in charge of the company’s international operations. He became the CEO of Wal-Mart in February 2009.
Duke also serves on the board of directors for the Retail Industry Leaders Association and Arvest Bank’s community advisory board. He formerly held positions with a number of retailers, including Federated Department Stores, May Department Stores, and Venture Stores. Duke earned a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1971, where he joined the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, and now serves as a member of the institution’s advisory board. He sits on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Goods Forum.
In 2010 he set goals to make Wal-Mart enery efficient as possible and to open Wal-Mart’s in countries like Russia.
In 2012, his salary was $18.2 million. In 2013, press reports indicated that the total value of Duke’s pension, deferred compensation and other retirement accounts totalled over $113 million.
Duke ranked No. 10 on Forbes list of The World’s Most Powerful People in 2013. That same year, Wal-Mart ranked No. 15 on Forbes list of Most Patriotic Brands—and the only retailer on the list—as voted by U.S. consumers. As of November 25th, 2013, Duke’s tenure as CEO ended with his sudden replacement by the board of Walmart.
He is the founder of the Alfa Group Consortium, a holding company that has interests in a variety of fields and industries. He also owns Altimo, a subgroup of the Alfa Group that is engaged in the telecommunications industry.
He was the owner of Norilsk Nickel and turned it into a global energy giant. He then sold his shares in 2007. He has since set up Renaissance Capital, an investment bank. He is also a lover of basketball. He owns the CSKA basketball team in Russia. He also owns the Brooklyn Nets in the NBA. He got ownership rights after agreeing to pay for the construction of a new stadium worth $700 million.
Winifred Mitchell Baker, better known simply as Mitchell Baker, is the Executive Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation and of Mozilla Corporation, a subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation that coordinates development of the open source Mozilla Internet applications, including the Mozilla Firefox web browser and the Mozilla Thunderbird email client.
Baker was trained as a lawyer. She coordinates business and policy issues and sits on both the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors and the Mozilla Corporation Board of Directors. In 2005, Time magazine included her in its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world and she has been affectionately given the title of “Chief Lizard Wrangler” at the Mozilla Corporation.
Education and early employment:
Baker received a BA in Chinese studies at the University of California, Berkeley in 1979, achieving a Certificate of Distinction. She received her JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley in 1987 and was admitted to the State Bar of California in the same year. From January 1990 until October 1993, she worked as a Corporate and Intellectual Property Associate at Fenwick & West LLP, a law practice that specialises in providing legal services to high technology companies. She then worked for Sun Microsystems as an Associate General Counsel from November 1993 until October 1994.
Netscape Communications Corporation and mozilla.org:
In November 1994, Baker was hired as one of the first employees of the legal department of Netscape Communications Corporation.Reporting directly to CEO Jim Barksdale, she jointly set up the initial department. She was responsible for intellectual property protection and legal issues relating to product development, reporting to the General Counsel. She also created and managed the Technology Group of the Legal Department. She was involved with the Mozilla project from the outset, writing both the Netscape Public License and the Mozilla Public License. In February 1999, Baker became the Chief Lizard Wrangler (general manager) of mozilla.org, the division of Netscape that coordinated the Mozilla open source project. In 2001, she was fired during a round of layoffs at America Online, by then the parent of Netscape. Despite this, she continued to serve as the Chief Lizard Wrangler of mozilla.org on a volunteer basis.
Open Source Applications Foundation:
In November 2002, Baker was employed by the Open Source Applications Foundation, helping to guide the group’s community relations and taking a seat on OSAF’s Board of Directors.From the outset, she also had part of her time assigned to working on mozilla.org issues. However, the division of her hours gradually became more and more weighted towards her Mozilla work at the expense of her OSAF duties, leading to her decision to return to Mozilla full-time in January 2005. She retained her seat on OSAF’s board.
Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation:
Baker in 2008
Baker was instrumental in the creation of the Mozilla Foundation, an independent non-profit that was launched on July 15, 2003 as America Online shut down the Netscape browser division and drastically scaled back its involvement with the Mozilla project. Baker became the President of the Mozilla Foundation and was appointed to the five-person Board of Directors.
When the Mozilla Corporation was launched as a taxable subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation on August 3, 2005, Baker was named the CEO of the new entity. In addition, she joined the Mozilla Corporation’s Board of Directors, though she also kept her seat on the Mozilla Foundation’s board, as well as her role as Chairperson.
On January 8, 2008, Mozilla announced that Baker, while retaining her role as Chairperson of the Mozilla Foundation, would no longer serve as CEO of the Corporation, and that MoCo’s Chief Operating Officer John Lilly would take over this role.The reasons cited for this change was Mozilla’s rapid growth, which made it difficult for executives to continue to wear many hats.
In 2014 she received a total of $1,035,114 in compensation from Mozilla.
Awards and recognition:
Mitchell Baker was listed among the 2005 Top 100 by TIME Magazine, in the “Scientists & Thinkers” section.
In 2009, Mitchell Baker received the Anita Borg Institute Women of Vision Award for Social Impact.
In 2012, Baker was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame by the Internet Society.
He took over as the CEO of Grameen bank in 2011 when the founder CEO Mohammad Yunus resigned. He is dealing with a battle against loan, superstitious villagers, rival banks and governments to provide fair loans to deprived, mostly female workers in underprivileged communities.
He is the richest black person in the world. He controls more than a third of Ethiopian oil and produces up to four tons of gold each year. He now has mining and oil interests not only in Ethiopia, but also in Sweden and Morocco.
Ahmet Muhtar Kent (born 1952) is a Turkish-American business executive. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of The Coca-Cola Company. He was appointed to the position of chief executive officer of the company in 2008 and became chairman of the board in 2009.
Muhtar Kent was born in 1952 in New York City, where his father, Necdet Kent, was the consul-general of Turkey. After completing high school at Tarsus American College in Mersin, Turkey in 1971, Muhtar Kent went to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Hull. Subsequently, he earned his MBA degree at Cass Business School, London.
Kent at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2010.
Muhtar Kent found a job at The Coca-Cola Company in Turkey through a newspaper ad in 1978. He toured the country in trucks to sell Coca-Cola, and thereby learned its distribution, marketing and logistics systems.
In 1985, he was promoted to the general manager position of Coca-Cola Turkey and Central Asia, and transferred the headquarters of the company from Izmir to Istanbul. Three years later, he was appointed president of the Company’s East Central Europe Division, responsible for 23 countries in a region from the Alps to the Himalayas. Living in Vienna, Austria, he served at this post until 1995.
Promoted further, Muhtar Kent became in 1995 managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil-Europe. In two years, he increased the turnover of the company about 50%, which covered bottling operations in 12 European countries.
In 1999, Kent left the Coca-Cola Company after 20 years of service. Returning to Turkey, Muhtar Kent became CEO of Efes Beverage Group at Anadolu Group, the largest local shareholder of the Coca-Cola franchise in Turkey and one of Europe’s largest international beverage businesses. He extended the company’s territory from the Adriatic to China.
In May 2005, Kent rejoined Coca-Cola after almost 6 years and was appointed president and chief operating officer of the company’s North Asia, Eurasia and Middle East Group, a position reporting directly to chairman and chief executive officer Neville Isdell. Muhtar Kent’s rise continued and he was promoted in January 2006, to the newly created position of president of International Operations. In this capacity, he was responsible for all operations outside of North America, and all group presidents outside of North America reported to him.
Kent’s successful career took him finally to the summit of The Coca-Cola Company, which named him chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2008. He became chairman of the board and chief executive officer, effective April 23, 2009. By 2015 he is paid over US$ 25MM a year by Coca-Cola.
Muhtar Kent is active in the global business community and currently is co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a member of the Business Roundtable, a past Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council and current chairman emeritus of the US-ASEAN Business Council. He also was recently appointed as a member of the Eminent Persons Group for ASEAN by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton. He serves on the boards of Special Olympics International, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catalyst and Emory University. He received an honorary degree in Doctor of Laws from Oglethorpe University in 2008.
He currently serves on the board of directors of The American Turkish Society and the National Committee on United States-China Relations.
He is also an invitee of the Bilderberg Group and attended the Greece 2009 Bilderberg conference at the Astir Palace resort in Vouliagmeni, Greece.
On May 3, 2014, Muhtar Kent was awarded an honorary degree by the Georgia Institute of Technology during the morning graduation ceremony (at which he gave the commencement address).
He is the chairman and CEO of Reliance Industries Limited. He has been the richest Indian for five years now. He is a board member of Bank of America Corporation. He is also considered as the richest owner in sports in the world as he controls the cricket club Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
He is the ruler of Dubai and the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. He owns 99.67 percent of Dubai Holdings. He is an avid collector of racehorses. He is also a lover of sports and has made several unsuccessful bids to own a football team in Europe.
Madhav Sheth was born in 21st April 1980. He is the fellow benefactor, VP, and (CEO) of realme India and Europe. He is from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
As the realme CEO, Sheth starts his day with a daily agenda for a coordinated beginning to the day and associate with significant groups for instructions through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. His initiative spotlights in building deft groups that can rapidly grasp the changing business sector esteems and execute them inside the item advancement and conveyance dimension. Under Sheth’s administration, realme expanded its gifts to noble cause, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic in India.
He concentrated in St. Xavier’s College and accepted four year certification in Business, Management and Marketing from the SVKM’s Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS), Mumbai. He accepted graduate degree in Business Administration and Management from Harvard Business School and is a graduated class of something very similar. He lives in Gurgaon, India with family. He likes to play squash and read to loosen up, particularly books on Steve Jobs. He rehearses yoga and contemplation for work-life balance. In the post-pandemic world, Sheth feels the lockdown was the ideal chance to become familiar with another expertise and overhaul oneself.
Sheth started his profession as a team lead for a very long time with the Priory Business Group in the United States. He joined Perfect Communications (India) in 2008 as a business chief and left as its CEO in 2016. That very year, he joined Oppo as its business chief where he zeroed in principally on the web and disconnected deals expansion.
On 4th May 2018, Sheth helped to establish realme with Sky (Li Bingzhong), the previous VP of Oppo. He turned into the CEO of realme India and Europe, trailed by being the VP of realme since 2019. He initiates realme’s technique improvement, market development, item designing, and brand acknowledgment initiatives. Under Sheth’s authority, realme has become the fourth biggest cell phone brand in India, as per International Data Corporation (IDC) and Counterpoint Research. Sheth is a visitor reporter in different eminent public and global distributions like Forbes (India), Times of India, Fortune, Economic Times, and Hindustan Times. He was won Most Influential 40 Under 40 – Businessworld grant in 2019, and Emerging Global Leader of the Year – Jagran HiTech Awards in 2020. In 2021 he win 25 Most Influential Young Indians – GQ India.