LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Premier global nutrition company, Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), congratulates Michael O. Johnson, Executive Chairman, on being awarded the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA) 2017 Corporate Visionary Award for his commitment to board of directors diversity.
"We are thrilled to congratulate our executive chairman, Michael Johnson, on receiving this visionary award for his work in building and fostering diversity in our company and across our board," said Rich Goudis, CEO of Herbalife Nutrition. "Diversity is a key to our success, providing richness of opinions and experiences that inform our day-to-day operations."
Recognized as a long-time champion of diversity at all levels, the Company continues to reaffirm its commitment to diversity and in June 2017 supported two impactful initiatives, the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ and the "I Am An Immigrant" public awareness campaign. The Company's unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion is clear, with 52% of its managers and above in the U.S. being persons of color, and 23% of the board of directors being Latino.
Prior to his current role as Executive Chairman, Johnson served as Herbalife Nutrition's CEO from 2003 to 2017, and its Chairman since 2007. Under his leadership, Herbalife Nutrition grew from 2003 net sales of $1.1 billion to $4.5 billion in 2016; introduced industry-leading standards in consumer protection; and built a global brand through its sponsorship of more than 200 teams, athletes and fitness events around the world, including the LA Galaxy and international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Johnson is also Chairman of the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF), which is funded through donations from Herbalife Nutrition, its Distributors, employees, families and friends. In 2005, HFF launched its worldwide Casa Herbalife Program to help bring good nutrition to vulnerable children - there are now more than 120 Casa Herbalife programs helping bring good nutrition to over 100,000 children around the world every day.
Herbalife Nutrition is a global nutrition company whose purpose is to make the world healthier and happier. We have been on a mission for nutrition - changing people's lives with great nutrition products & programs - since 1980. Together with our Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors, we are committed to providing solutions to the worldwide problems of poor nutrition and obesity, an aging population, skyrocketing public healthcare costs and a rise in entrepreneurs of all ages. We offer high-quality, science-backed products, most of which are produced in Company-operated facilities, one-on-one coaching with an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, and a supportive community approach that inspires customers to embrace a healthier, more active lifestyle.
Our targeted nutrition, weight management, energy, fitness and personal care products are available exclusively to and through dedicated Herbalife Nutrition distributors in more than 90 countries. Through our corporate social responsibility efforts, Herbalife Nutrition supports the Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) and our Casa Herbalife programs to help bring good nutrition to children in need. We are also proud to sponsor more than 190 world-class athletes, teams and events around the globe, including Cristiano Ronaldo, the LA Galaxy, and numerous Olympic teams.
Herbalife Nutrition has over 8,000 employees worldwide, and is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HLF) with net sales of approximately $4.5 billion in 2016. To learn more, visit Herbalife.com or IAmHerbalife.com. Financial information is available on ir.herbalife.com.
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