Michael Duke: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Michael Duke

MICHAEL T. DUKE: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director

Joined Wal-Mart in: 1995

Prior Employment
  • Wal-Mart President and CEO (2009-)
  • Wal-Mart Vice Chairman and CEO, Wal-Mart International (2005-09)
  • Wal-Mart Vice Chairman and CEO, Wal-Mart USA (2003-05)
  • Wal-Mart EVP Administration, USA (2000-03)Wal-Mart Senior VP Logistics (1996-2000)
  • Wal-Mart Senior VP Distribution (1995-96)
  • May Department Stores (23 years)
  • Member of the Board of Consumer Goods Forum
  • Member of the Board of Wal-Mart (2008-)
Board Memberships
  • External Director – The Seiyu, Ltd.
  • Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer – Wal-Mart Stores and President – Wal-Mart Stores Wal-Mart International
  • Chief Executive Officer of Wal-Mart Stores Inc and President – Wal-Mart Stores Inc Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB De CV
  • Chief Executive Officer, President, Director, Member of Equity Compensation Committee and Member of Executive Committee – Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Other Associations
  • The Seiyu, Ltd.
  • Sam’s West, Inc.
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Wal-Mart de Mexico SAB De CV
  • Wal-Mart (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Other Information
Georgia Tech ‘71, B.S. Industrial Engineering

December 7, 1949: Fayette County Georgia

Wal-Mart Website (WMT)


Wal-Mart CEO Prefers Time in Stores Over Spotlight
Changing of the Guard at Wal-Mart
Wal-Mart CEO’s Journey Began in Georgia
Meet the CEO of the Biggest Company On Earth: Full Version
Charlie Rose Talks to Wal-Mart’s Mike Duke


Mike Duke Appears on the Today Show with Matt Lauer
Inside Wal-Mart


“I don’t know that there’s a business model that says, ‘You’re going to empower the organization. You’re going to experiment. You’re going to change and try new things all the time, but you’re not going to make any mistakes”

“We are running a better business because our competitors cause us to raise our own game.”

“When I visit with the President of the United States, I know that I’m not there because of who I am. I’m there representing 2.1 million (Wal-Mart) associates and 200 million customers.”