KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 23 -- John Donahoe is NIKE Inc’s new president and chief executive officer (CEO), effective Jan 13 next year, according to the board of directors.
Concurrently, chairman, president and CEO since 2016, Mark Parker will become executive chairman and continue to lead the board, working closely with Donahoe and senior management team.
“I am delighted John will join our team. His expertise in digital commerce, technology, global strategy and leadership, combined with his strong relationship with the brand, make him ideally suited to accelerate our digital transformation and build on the positive impact of our Consumer Direct Offense,” said Parker.
Donahoe says it is an honour to become president and CEO of this amazing, innovative company, and join over 76,000 talented and passionate employees dedicated to serving athletes.
Donahoe, who is currently the president and CEO of ServiceNow Inc, earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Stanford University.
He will remain on the Board of Nike where he has been a member since 2014. More details at https://news.nike.com/