Doug McMillon, president and chief executive officer of Walmart Inc., will be Harvard Business School’s (HBS) Class Day Distinguished Speaker on Thursday, May 27, 2021, the School announced this week.
The ceremony, which will be presented virtually on the same day as the broader Harvard University commencement and the conferring of HBS diplomas, will also include a welcome from the co-presidents of the MBA Class of 2021 and a student address.
“The HBS class of 2021 has a lot to be proud of, and I’m excited to be part of this year’s Class Day and celebrate this important moment with them,” said McMillon. “The challenges of the last year shaped their experience, and now they emerge as leaders with a unique perspective and in a position to seize unprecedented opportunities ahead of them to help define and build the future”
The HBS Class Day ceremony is planned and conducted by a committee of second-year MBA students. This year’s virtual ceremony will be open to the general public, making it easily accessible for members of the graduating class and their guests as well as HBS alumni, faculty, and staff.
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