BJ’s Wholesale Club has named Christopher Baldwin president and chief executive officer, succeeding Laura Sen, who is assuming the role of non-executive chairman. The appointment is effective February 1, 2016.
Baldwin, who joined the company as president and chief operating officer in September, will assume responsibility for the ongoing operations of BJ’s, while Sen will join BJ’s other board members in setting the long-term strategic direction of the company. Baldwin will report to the company’s board of directors and both he and Sen will remain members of the board.
“I am humbled and excited by this opportunity to lead BJ’s,” said Baldwin. “This is both a challenging time for retail and one full of opportunity. Our guide over the next several years will be a vision that is steadfastly focused on offering a distinctive shopping experience and deep value proposition to BJ’s millions of loyal members. With the support of BJ’s team members, I look forward to leading our company to even higher levels of achievement.”