Walmart has reportedly appointed Judith McKenna to head up its international unit, of which UK grocery chain Asda is a part. According to Reuters , McKenna is to be promoted from her current role as chief operating officer of Walmart’s domestic operations in the US and will succeed David Cheesewright as international chief from February 1. READ MORE: Asda beats Big 4 in Christmas sales battle Asda starts new year with more head office job cuts Asda’s turnaround continues with second consecutive quarter of sales growth McKenna herself is a UK citizen and a veteran of Asda, where she served as both chief operating officer and finance chief before crossing the pond in 2014 to work at the headquarters of parent company Walmart.
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Walmart appoints former Asda executive as international chief