Walmart shakes up management team
In his new role Cheesewright will report directly to Doug McMillon, Walmart International's president and CEO. He will be succeeded as CEO Walmart Canada by Shelly Broader who is currently chief merchandising officer.
Commenting on the appointment Doug McMillon said: "Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada hold tremendous potential for our company and we are excited to have David Cheesewright leading the team.
"Since joining the company, David has been a champion for our customer, led innovation and delivered returns."
Prior to moving to Canada, the British executive held several key leadership positions at Asda, Walmart’s UK retail arm.
Cheesewright commented: "Walmart has a strong and successful presence in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom. I look forward to continuing this success and bringing our mission of saving people money so they can live better to even more families across the region."
There will be no change to the role of Andy Clark who is chief executive at Asda.
Walmart has more than 283,000 associates and 1,182 retail units in Canada, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom.
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