BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said it has named David Cheesewright as president and chief executive officer of Walmart International.Walmart International CEO David Cheesewright

He succeeds Doug McMillon, who was named to succeed Mike Duke as the company’s president and CEO, effective Feb. 1. Cheesewright, 51, is president and CEO of Walmart’s Europe, Middle East, Africa and Canada regions. The company said it will name a successor at a later date.


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According to McMillon, “David will lead the division at an exciting time. We have strengthened our business and gained market share in the majority of international markets, and he had a key role in that success. He brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of innovation and governance, [and] David’s passion for sustainability will drive change that will help improve our world.”

Cheesewright joined Walmart in 1999 through Asda in the United Kingdom, where he held positions in operations, merchandising, logistics, strategy and format development. He was subsequently named chief operating officer for Walmart Canada and Asda before being named CEO of Walmart Canada; he added responsibilities for Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2011.

Prior to joining Walmart Cheesewright was with Mars Confectionery in the U.K.

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