Michael Dolan

Chief Executive Officer, Bacardi Limited

Michael Dolan

Chief Executive Officer, Bacardi Limited

Biography

Michael Dolan is Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Bacardi Limited, the largest privately-owned spirits company in the world. 
Prior to Bacardi, Mr. Dolan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IMG Worldwide, a recognized global leader in sports, fashion and media.  Mr. Dolan joined IMG in early 2010 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and was the architect of the development and execution of the Company’s global growth strategy, leading IMG’s expansion into high growth markets, including China, India, Brazil and Turkey, as well as expansion into new business areas.  In May 2014, he completed the sale of IMG to a consortium of WME and Silver Lake Partners. Prior to joining IMG, Mr. Dolan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Viacom Inc., where he managed the creation and spin-off of “new” Viacom (MTV and an array of cable networks, as well as Paramount Pictures) and CBS Corp., and the launch of the two new public companies in early 2009. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Dolan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Young & Rubicam (“Y&R”), the diversified global marketing services company.  After joining Y&R in 1995 as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Dolan led the 1996 recapitalization of the Company with Hellman & Friedman, the successful initial public offering of Y&R in 1998, and three subsequent secondary offerings. Y&R ranks as one of Hellman & Friedman’s most successful investments. Mr. Dolan negotiated the sale of Y&R to WPP Group Plc in 2000. Prior to Y&R, Mr. Dolan spent six years with PepsiCo Foods International, including four years in the Netherlands as President and Chief Executive Officer of Snack Ventures Europe, a joint venture of the European salty snack businesses of General Mills and Pepsi Foods International (Frito-Lay); and stints as Senior Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Strategic Planning. His earlier experience included a period with Continental Group as President of the Beverage and Food Can Divisions after its acquisition by Peter Kiewit Sons; and as a Partner with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, the global management consultancy. Mr. Dolan began his career with Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. of New York. Mr. Dolan’s academic background includes a PhD in English Literature from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University, as well as BA and MA degrees in English from Fordham University. With a lifelong commitment to education, Mr. Dolan was an investor in and served as Chairman of the Board of America’s Choice, Inc., a developer of research-based school improvement solutions, from October 2004 to September 2010, when the Company was sold to Pearson plc. Mr. Dolan is a member of the Board of Directors of Mattel, Inc., serving as a member of the Executive and Governance & Social Responsibility Committees, and as Chair of the Compensation Committees.  He also sits on the Board of Bacardi Limited, the world’s largest privately-held spirits producer, where he serves on the Audit Committee.