Shoppers outside a Walmart store in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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    Retail titan Walmart is the world’s largest company by revenue, and the big names on its board reflect the company’s scale. The former CEOs of KPMG, Yahoo, PepsiCo, and AT&T are among its directors; and Tom Horton, former chief of American Airlines, is Walmart’s lead independent director.

    Walmart has recently invested in employee education, e-commerce partnerships with smaller retailers, health clinics, and Web3, aiming to expand its e-commerce business (which grew by 11% in the fiscal year that ended in January 2022, after growing 79% the year before) and stay competitive in broader retail categories.

    Among active executives, Morgan Stanley’s senior client adviser and former vice chairman of wealth management Carla Harris; Sarah Friar, CEO of Nextdoor; and Cesar Conde, chairman of NBCUniversal News Group, round out the group. Also on the board is former Walmart chairman Rob Walton, a former company executive and son of Walmart founder, Sam Walton.

    Company information

    HeadquartersBentonville, Ark.
    CEOC. Douglas McMillon
    No. of employees2,300,000
    SectorConsumer Staples
    Sub-sectorFood and Staples Retailing