Michael “Mike” George was named president of QVC, Inc., in November 2005 and CEO in April 2006. In this position, he is responsible for overseeing QVC’s operations in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Japan and Italy.
Under George's leadership, QVC has become a premier lifestyle brand and shopping destination. QVC is now one of the world’s largest multimedia retailers, with QVC TV reaching approximately 195 million homes worldwide and traffic on its Internet and mobile platforms exceeding 100 million visitors per year.
George came to QVC from Dell, Inc., where he was the chief marketing officer and general manager of its U.S. consumer business. In this role, he was responsible for building the Dell brand globally, developing its global e-business and CRM capabilities, and leading its $8 billion U.S. consumer business. Prior to his time with Dell, George was a senior partner at McKinsey & Co., Inc., and led the firm’s North American Retail Industry Group. He also served as a member of the firm’s partner evaluation committee.
George serves on the board of directors for Liberty Interactive Corporation, the Kimmel Center, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Business Council. He is also a member of the Corporate Council for the National Constitution Center. He served on the Payless ShoeSource Board of Directors from 2003 to 2006. George earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and his master’s degree in finance from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.