Walmart India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walmart Inc., has appointed Sameer Aggarwal as executive vice-president (EVP) and chief strategy and administrative officer. He will lead finance, technology, legal, audit, and the strategy functions. He will report to Krish Iyer, president and CEO of Walmart India. This appointment will be effective from April 2, 2018.
Prior to joining Walmart India, Aggarwal was working as the chief finance, development and supply chain officer for KFC, Thailand. Previously, Aggarwal worked with Sainsbury's in the UK and China as head of strategy and then as executive assistant to the CEO to assist with the CEO transition. He also worked with McKinsey & Co, UK and Australia as Associate Partner leading projects globally across various sectors and functions, for over seven years.
Aggarwal holds a master's degree in business administration from the London Business School and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Commenting on Aggarwal's appointment, Iyer says in a company statement, "I am extremely pleased to announce Sameer Aggarwal as our executive vice-president and chief strategy and administrative officer. He brings with him more than two decades of global experience in general management, strategy, finance and mergers and acquisitions. Sam's experience in retail and his functional expertise are perfectly suited for aligning our transformation and growth journey with our core business strengths while serving our members uniquely and in the most efficient ways. I am very happy to have him on board and wish him success."