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Meet Nike's incoming CEO John Donahoe: meditator, political donor, extrovert, proponent of 'servant leadership'

Jan 09, 2020 - Portland Business Journal (Oregon)
Board and Executive Moves

John Donahoe is not a sneakerhead. But he's about to become the most consequential sneaker executive in the world.

On Monday, Donahoe will become CEO of Nike Inc., Oregon's most-powerful company and a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, an index of 30 blue-chip companies.

Donahoe will be the company's first outside chief executive since the calamitous tenure of William Perez, the former head of S. C. Johnson & Son who was tapped to serve as CEO by Nike co-founder Phil Knight ...