Office Depot names chief strategy officer

Boca Raton, Fla. – Office Depot Inc. has named Juliet Johansson as executive VP and chief strategy officer, effective immediately. Johansson is a member of Office Depot’s executive committee and reports to Roland Smith, chairman and CEO of Office Depot Inc.

Johansson’s background includes a decade of strategic advisory experience with McKinsey & Company and The Blackstone Group. From McKinsey, she joined Ryder System, where she spent five years in senior roles responsible for strategy, national sales and marketing. Most recently, Johansson served as senior VP, global commercial business for dental implant manufacturer Biomet 3i, a company she advised during her time with Blackstone.

“Juliet brings the ideal mix of advisory talent and practical experience necessary to lead our efforts to define and develop key strategic initiatives,” said Smith. “Her proven track record of developing and implementing strategy in diverse business environments gives me great confidence that she will be instrumental in our work to identify exciting new growth opportunities.”

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