Sameer Aggarwal elevated to Walmart India CEO, takes charge on April 1

Walmart India has promoted its Deputy CEO Sameer Aggarwal as CEO of Best Price, Walmart India. He will take up his new duties from April 1.

This is Aggarwal’s third promotion in two years since joining Walmart India in April 2018 as executive vice president to review strategy and administration. He was appointed Deputy CEO in January 2020.

In his new role, Aggarwal will report directly to Dirk Van den Berghe, Executive Vice President and Regional CEO of Asia and Global Sourcing. He takes over the reins of Krish Iyer, who is retiring from full-time management and will assume the role of advisor to Best Price, Walmart India after an eight-year stint in the company.

“Sam has done a fantastic job over the past two years. He has led the implementation of a more customer-centric approach, developing digital offerings to prepare our omnichannel services for the future,” said Van den Berghe in a press release on Wednesday. “He has a great ability to understand complex situations and take decisive action to accelerate our activities. He is also a strong human leader who illustrates our values ​​of Walmart service, respect, excellence and integrity.”

Aggarwal has held management positions at Yum! Brands in Southeast Asia, Sainsbury’s in the UK and China and McKinsey & Co in Australia. He holds an MBA from London Business School and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity to run our business in one of Walmart’s most important markets,” said Aggarwal.

Outgoing CEO Iyer will work with Aggarwal until June 30 to ensure a smooth transition.

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