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Nike CEO Mark Parker Will Be Replaced By ServiceNow's John Donahoe Next Year

Brett Hershman

The sportswear industry is seeing a massive executive shakeup.

The same day Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UAA) founder Kevin Plank announced he will step down as CEO, Nike Inc's (NYSE: NKE) chairman announced his plan to step down from the same position.

Nike CEO Mark Parker will be replaced in 2020 by ServiceNow Inc (NYSE: NOW) CEO and current Nike board member John Donahoe. Parker will still hold his position as Executive Chairman.

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“He is absolutely the right leader for Nike and what we are looking for," Parker told CNBC on Tuesday afternoon. "He is a proven CEO. He is no stranger to Nike and we feel he is the best choice to usher in this next wave for Nike.”

Parker said digital transformation is a key part of Nike strategy and says Donahoe is the right choice.

Parker has served as Nike’s top executive since 2006.

Nike's stock closed Tuesday's session at $95.60 per share and traded up about in the 1% after-hours session.

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