Starbucks Announces New Leadership Structure to Drive Next Wave of Global Growth
Kevin Johnson to become chief executive officer and assume full responsibility for Starbucks global business and operations
Howard Schultz to become executive chairman and focus on retail innovation and accelerating growth of Starbucks ultra-premium retail formats
Seattle, WA (RestaurantNews.com) Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that Kevin Johnson, president and chief operating officer and a 7-year member of the Starbucks Board of Directors, will expand his responsibilities and assume the role and responsibilities of president and chief executive officer, effective April 3, 2017.
Also effective April 3,