Herbalife President Falsified Academic Credentials
April 29, 2008
Herbalife, a publicly traded corporation just confirmed that their president and Chief Operating Officer failed to complete the MBA he claimed to receive on his resume (Herbalife Statement). Isn’t it amazing how often we see stories such as these? Not really! Face it people, in this information age there are no secrets. What amazes me is that this information was never revealed in a background check. You would think it might be important for Herbalife to know this information, right? A simple Education Verification would have provided them with the 411.
Here’s the thing. I don’t know this individual or about his job performance, but you have to do a lot of impressive things to become a president of a globally recognized publicly traded company. My guess is his experience and hard work got him to the top. Unfortunately, it is a little “inconsequential” lie that will surely lead to great consequences.