Rob Walton

Rob Walton


African Parks Foundation, USA

Rob Walton is a business leader, conservationist, and retired chairman of the board of Walmart.

His passion for environmental conservation began at Walmart when he collaborated with the company’s management to make sustainability a significant corporate initiative and priority. Today, he enjoys cultivating coalitions and supporting partners like African Parks to protect the planet’s terrestrial, fresh water, and marine ecosystems through the Rob Walton Foundation.

Rob serves on the board of directors of Conservation International and is co-chairman of the Arizona State University Global Institute of Sustainability. Rob is also a member of the Mayo Clinic Arizona Leadership Council and is an emeritus life trustee of The College of Wooster.

Rob is a graduate of the University of Arkansas and the Columbia University School of Law, and before joining Walmart was a partner with the law firm of Conner & Winters in Tulsa, Okla.

A sports enthusiast and outdoorsman, Rob enjoys spending time in nature, especially the deserts of Arizona, the Colorado Rockies, and African plains and forests.