Ben Hasan has been named the Most Influential Diversity Star for 2019 by Diversitystars.com. As SVP and Chief Culture, Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Walmart, Hasan and his team are responsible for advancing the development of behaviors that embrace diversity and inclusion, along with promoting of the company’s external reputation.
Hasan joined Walmart in 2008, and served as SVP for Strategic Services in Walmart Technology. Prior to Walmart, he spent 11 years at Dell in several leadership positions, including VP of Corporate and Product Group IT. Hasan also spent 14 years at ENSERCH Corporation where he gained experience in IT, human resources, rates, regulatory affairs and customer service.
He currently serves on the boards of several national and local organizations, including the Walmart Foundation, Catalyst Board of Advisors, Ron Clark Academy (Atlanta), United Negro College Fund and Bentonville Area Chamber of Commerce.
“Thank you to the team at Diversitystars.com for this wonderful recognition of the work we are doing at Walmart to foster a culture of inclusion,” said Hasan in statement. “I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of my entire Culture, Diversity & Inclusion team as well as our many partners throughout the Walmart enterprise who help move us forward on our road to inclusion.”