Walter RobbCo-Chief Executive Officer, Whole Foods Market
With a long and varied entrepreneurial history in natural foods ranging from retailer to farmer to consultant, Walter Robb joined Whole Foods Market in 1991. In 2010, he and John Mackey were named co-CEOs and, at that time, Mr. Robb joined the Whole Foods Market board of directors. In 2017, Amazon acquired the company for $13.7 billion, and Mr. Robb transitioned his focus to his role as chair for Whole Kids and Whole Cities Foundations, both founded by Whole Foods Market. Through these nonprofits, he works to create broader access to healthy foods, supporting nutrition and wellness for children and communities. Mr. Robb also serves on the board of directors for Union Square Hospitality Group, The Container Store, FoodMaven and HeatGenie.
An ardent organic advocate, Mr. Robb farms his own organic garden and has served on the board of directors of the Organic Trade Association and the Organic Center for Education and Promotion.
Mr. Robb graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Stanford University with a degree in history in 1976.