Executive Leadership Council Statement on the Appointment of David Rawlinson II as Qurate Retail, Inc. CEO
Leading Organization Advocating for Opportunities for Black Executives Congratulates Rawlinson as the Newest Black CEO in the Fortune 500
WASHINGTON, DC, July 13, 2021 – The Executive Leadership Council has released the following statement today regarding the appointment of David Rawlinson as Qurate Retail, Inc. President and CEO.
On behalf of our more than 800 members, it is a great honor to congratulate ELC member David Rawlinson II on his appointment as President and CEO of Qurate Retail. The ELC and its members proudly applaud Rawlinson and his accomplishment.
“David is one of those rare individuals who adds value with everything he does,” says Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO of The ELC. “I have enjoyed knowing him for years as a fellow ELC member and have always been impressed by his strategic and implementation capabilities associated with growth and value. His continued and demonstrative commitment to talent and leadership development, across all his leadership roles, is particularly notable and impressive. The ELC commends Qurate Retail on its selection of this talented, accomplished, and leading Black executive as its next CEO.”
Rawlinson’s appointment, effective October 1, will bring the current number of Black CEOs at the helm of Fortune 500 companies to five. His counterparts are Rosalind Brewer (Walgreens Boots Alliance), ELC Member Thasunda Brown Duckett (TIAA), ELC Member Marvin Ellison (Lowe’s), and Rene Jones (M&T Bank). Rawlinson will serve as President and CEO-Elect during a short transition period beginning August 1.
Prior to the Qurate Retail appointment, Rawlinson served as CEO of NielsenIQ and President of Grainger Global Online, a stand-alone division of Fortune 500 company W.W. Grainger, Inc. He serves on the boards of Discover Financial Services and NielsenIQ and will join the board of Qurate Retail on January 1, 2022. Qurate Retail is the parent of QVC, HSN and multiple cable-TV and online retail brands.
Libi Rice, The Executive Leadership Council
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