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Michael O. Johnson

Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Michael O. Johnson

Michael O. Johnson is Chairman and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company that serves customers in 95 countries. Mr. Johnson is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience expanding companies globally and spearheading successful business transformations. He served as CEO of Herbalife Nutrition from 2003 to 2017, Chairman from 2007 to early 2020, and CEO from 2019 to early 2020.

During Mr. Johnson’s tenure as CEO of Herbalife Nutrition, the Company quadrupled sales and expanded its operations around the world from 58 to 95 markets. Under Mr. Johnson’s leadership, Herbalife Nutrition’s product portfolio and R&D function significantly increased, by bringing approximately 65% of all product manufacturing in-house, including the development and introduction of the Herbalife24 line of sports nutrition products. Additionally, he drove many of the Company’s key marketing initiatives, including the sponsorship of more than 200 athletes and teams around the globe.

As a member of the Board of Directors, his deep understanding of Herbalife Nutrition, the Company’s independent distributors, and their customers is invaluable for the future growth and development of the Company. Mr. Johnson brings decades of experience in corporate leadership and in the direct selling industry, as well as expertise in product innovation and marketing.

Prior to Herbalife Nutrition, Mr. Johnson led multiple departments of Walt Disney as president of those divisions, including Walt Disney International, Walt Disney Asia, and the Worldwide Home Entertainment division of Walt Disney Studios. As a testament to his leadership skills, during his time as president, he increased Disney’s international markets from 34 to 80.

Before joining Disney, Mr. Johnson gained extensive experience in business leadership, operations and commercial relations in various positions with Audio Times magazine, The Movie Channel, Nickelodeon, and MTV channels of the Warner Amex Satellite Entertainment Company.

Mr. Johnson is an avid health and fitness enthusiast who has been skiing and participating in triathlons and cycling races for more than 30 years.

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