Walmart Canada has appointed Horacio Barbeito as its president and CEO, effective in October pending work authorization.
Barbeito is a 25-year Walmart veteran having filled leadership roles in Argentina, the United States, Puerto Rico and Chile.
Lee Tappenden, current Walmart Canada president and CEO, will leave the company at the end of the year, Walmart said.
“We’re pleased that Haio’s next role will be leading Walmart Canada, where the team will benefit from his engaging approach and breadth of experience,” said Dirk Van den Berghe, evp/Walmart and regional CEO/Asia and Canada. “During his time in Argentina and Chile, Haio has led the business to consistently deliver strong performance while at the same time focusing on people through digital talent acquisition, talent development, and diversity and inclusion, resulting in increased engagement across the business.”