In this conversation with the Atlantic's James Fallows, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon gives his perspective on how business can help to meet the challenges presented by global population growth."
James Fallows is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Carter's chief speechwriter. His latest book is China Airborne.
C. Douglas McMillon
Doug McMillon is president and CEO of Walmart International, a fast-growing segment of Walmart's overall operations, with more than 5,000 stores and more than 730,000 associates in 26 countries outside the US. From 2006 to 2009, McMillon served as president and CEO of Sam’s Club, an operating segment of Walmart, with sales of more than $46 billion during his tenure. McMillon currently serves on the board of directors of the US China Business Council, the executive committee and board of directors for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), the dean’s advisory board for the Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, and the board for Crystal Bridges, an American art museum. He has also been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Most of McMillon’s 20-year career has been in merchandising in the Walmart US division, primarily in food, apparel, and general merchandise.