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  • Title
    President and CEO, Walmart International
  • Affiliation
    Walmart
  • Age
    54
  • 2019 Rank
    15

McKenna might be based in Bentonville, Ark., but her global purview has proved crucial for the retail giant. Amid China’s first wave of COVID-19, Walmart’s operation there was one of the first to implement protocols like temperature checks that let it keep its China stores open with minimal disruption. McKenna and her team prepared for what was to come globally, increasing grocery pickup and delivery capacity and securing PPE for employees as well as donating some to health care workers. Despite shutdowns in India, South Africa, and parts of Central America, revenue (excluding the impact of currency rates) rose 1.6% during the most recent quarter at the $120 billion–plus business.

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