Walmart has made several senior leadership changes to its international divisions, including the United Kingdom, China and Canada.
In the United Kingdom, Andy Clarke, Asda president and CEO, is leaving the company at the end of July. Formerly president and CEO of Walmart China, Sean Clarke will take the helm as president and CEO of Asda. Roger Burnley will rejoin the company as Asda’s COO and deputy CEO.
In addition, Dirk Van De Berghe, currently president and CEO of Walmart Canada, will take over leadership of the Walmart China business, effective August 22 pending work authorization. Van De Berghe also will serve as regional president for Walmart’s Asia business, including Walmart Japan. Scott Price, currently Walmart Asia president and CEO, will shift responsibilities to focus exclusively on his role as chief administrative officer, Walmart International. Walmart said it will announce a new leader for Walmart Canada soon.
David Cheesewright, president and CEO of Walmart International, said, “Actively managing our global business portfolio is a key element of our international strategy, and we must have the right talent in place to lead our businesses through times of change.”