Jabil’s Mondello to give up CEO title in 2023

Nov. 7, 2022
Mondello will remain executive chairman of the company.

Jabil Inc. (NYSE: JBL) says that Chairman and CEO Mark Mondello will give up the CEO role on May 1, 2023. Kenny Wilson, currently executive vice president at Jabil, will assume the CEO title at that time. Mondello will remain executive chairman of the company.

Mondello has been with Jabil for more than 30 years. He will focus on strategy and corporate development has he turns his attention exclusively to the chairman’s role, according to Steve Raymund, lead independent director at the company. "Mark's commitment to Jabil, our employees, and our investors has been resolute," added Raymund. "He embodies our value set here at Jabil and leads with passion and care. Furthermore, over the past two years, Mark has been fully transparent about his plans, allowing us the opportunity to work together to ensure a thorough succession plan, one that led to the selection of Kenny Wilson, a long-tenured and superbly prepared Jabil leader."

Wilson joined Jabil in 2000 and has held responsibilities for business in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. He currently leads the Jabil Greenpoint team.

"The ethos of our company is all about our people and Kenny is a tremendous example of a tireless leader who possesses great followership throughout the company," Mondello said. "He has a track record of delivering results for over 20 years. I look forward to maintaining our close-knit working relationship, as we continue to serve our stakeholders worldwide."

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