- Prachi Singh |
Walmart International CEO Dave Cheesewright has announced that Roger Burnley would be taking on the role of Asda’s President and CEO from January 1, 2018. He returned to Asda as chief operating officer and deputy CEO in October 2016, joining the board following Sean Clarke’s appointment as president and chief executive in July 2016.
Commenting on Roger’s appointment, Cheesewright said in a statement: “Roger was purposefully brought back to Asda to partner with Sean ahead of the transition to Roger taking up the position of CEO. He and Sean have worked as a great team and I’m really confident in Roger’s ability to continue building upon our returning momentum. Sean will continue to lead Asda until the end of December after which, he’s taking some time out and will then remain engaged with Walmart.”
“Asda is a great business and we’ve started to realise its potential again. Sean’s focus on serving customers and simplifying the business has established a firm foundation on which we can build. Since I returned to Asda last year, I have been encouraged by the passion and professionalism of our colleagues and look forward to leading this terrific team,” added Burnley.
The company said that Clarke remains Asda’s CEO until December 31, 2017 and will work closely with Burnley to ensure a smooth transition and deliver the best Christmas ever for its customers.