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Corie Barry will become new CEO at Best Buy (BBY) on June 11

  • Barry an internal appointment, will replace Hubert Joly
  • Best Buy shares 1% lower in premarket trading

Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) has announced today (April 15) the appointment of Corie Barry as chief executive officer. Barry first joined the retailer seven years ago and most recently served as chief financial and strategic transformation officer. She will become the first female CEO when she takes on the top job on June 11. “Corie has played a critical role in developing and executing the proven growth strategy in place today, and I am confident she has the vision, skills, experience and leadership capabilities necessary to be our CEO,” current board chairman, Hubert Joly said.