Best Buy board gains weather, digital perspective

Weather Company chairman and CEO David Kenny has joined the Best Buy board of directors.

The Weather Company is the parent company of The Weather Channel and provides a portfolio of consumer and business-to-business weather brands and information. Kenny, who joined The Weather Company in January 2012, previously served as president of Akamai, a leading cloud platform and he also founded Digitas in 1997 until it was sold to Publicis Groupe in 2006 when he became managing partner. Kenny served on the board of Yahoo! From 2010 until 2012 and currently serves as a board member of The Ad Council and SessionM.

“We are delighted to have David join our Board,” said Hatim Tyabji, chairman of the Best Buy board. “One of the foundations of our Renew Blue transformation is the creation of a world-class multi-channel experience for our customers. Given David’s deep experience in the digital field, I am certain that his voice on the board will be valuable on these and many other topics. He combines deep strategic experience with the passion of an entrepreneur, and I know I speak for the entire board when I say I look forward to him joining us.”

Kenny said he has been an observer of Best Buy for a long time and has noticed how it is becoming a different company for customers and investors.

“The opportunity to join the board in the early innings of what is shaping up to be an impressive business transformation was impossible to miss,” Kenny said. “I am honored to become a member of the board and look forward to supporting the work (chief executive officer) Hubert Joly and his executive team have undertaken.”

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