Craig Williams, president of Jordan Brand at Nike, has been appointed to the board of directors at Capital One Financial Corporation.
Williams has more than 30 years of experience leading international consumer brands, business operations and strategy. As president of Jordan Brand, he leads the global vision, strategy and growth of its multi-billion-dollar portfolio.
Prior to joining Jordan Brand, Williams was senior vice president, The Coca-Cola Co. and president of The McDonald’s Division (TMD) Worldwide, where he was responsible for leading and growing the company’s strategic partnership with McDonald’s in more than 100 countries.
Williams’ earlier experience extends across industries, including three years with CIBA Vision Corporation focused on global marketing, seven years with Kraft Foods Inc. in brand management, and five years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Nuclear Power Officer.
“Craig’s great judgment has been honed by more than three decades of global experience in setting visions, building brands, and driving stellar results at some of the world’s most admired companies,” said Richard D. Fairbank, Chairman and CEO of Capital One. “He’s a seasoned business executive who was hand-picked to lead Jordan Brand, one of the world’s most iconic brands. Craig also leads with his heart as he focuses on creating inspirational opportunities to help young people worldwide reach their highest potential. Craig brings tremendous wisdom, creativity, and humanity to our Board, and we are thrilled to have him join us.”
Capital One also added Ime Archibong, head of new product experimentation (NPE) at Facebook, to its board.
After 16 years, Pierre Leroy plans to retire from the board effective as of the date of the 2021 Annual Meeting, in accordance with the company’s retirement policy.
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