Nike's Mark Parker hands over CEO role to former eBay chief
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 9:05 PM
Nike Inc's long-time chief executive officer, Mark Parker, will step down next-year and be replaced by board member and former eBay CEO John Donahoe, who will be tasked with strengthening the sportswear maker's online strategy. Donahoe, who has been on Nike's board since 2014, will join the sneaker maker from cloud computing firm ServiceNow Inc, where he was CEO for more than four-years.
Mark Parker, Nike CEO For More Than A Decade, To Step Down Next Year
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 7:59 AM
Sporting goods giant Nike named a new CEO on Tuesday to take over from Mark Parker, who will continue to lead the company's board of directors. John Donahoe will replace Parker as president and chief executive officer effective January 13, Nike said in a statement. Parker said Tuesday the change was part of Nike's efforts to accelerate the "digital transformation" of the company's business.
Under Fire For Its Treatment Of Pregnant Athletes, Nike Changes Policy
Saturday, August 17, 2019, 8:27 AM
Having faced increased scrutiny regarding its treatment of pregnant athletes, Nike is changing its policy to guarantee a pregnant athlete's pay and bonuses cannot be cut over the 18-month period covering eight months before an athlete's due date through 10 months after. Under Nike's previous policy, which had been updated in 2018, according to a spokesman, that period had lasted 12 months.