Duke, a veteran of Federated Department Stores and an engineer by trade, was hired by Scott in 1995 to oversee Wal-Mart’s logistics department. He later headed the retailer’s International division. When he succeeded Scott in 2009, he was the first Wal-Mart CEO not to have worked directly with Sam Walton. Sources describe Duke (below) as bright, personable and effective but note he’s so far taken a low profile. The company in the meantime has made moves to regain the ...

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