Walmart India has announced key leadership moves in the company.
Sameer Aggarwal has been made Chief Business Officer of Walmart India with immediate effect. In this expanded role, Sameer, currently Chief Strategy & Administrative Officer, will now lead Strategy, Merchandising, Cost Analytics, E-Commerce, Technology, Marketing and Replenishment.
He will continue to report directly to Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India. Prior to joining Walmart India in April 2018, Sameer was Chief Finance, Development & Supply Chain Officer for KFC, Thailand.
Before KFC, Sam worked with Sainsbury’s in UK & China as Head of Strategy and Executive Assistant to the CEO. Sam also worked with McKinsey & Co, UK & Australia as an Associate Partner. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the London Business School and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Anuj Singh has joined as Head – Category Merchandising of Walmart India and will lead Category Merchandising, Merchandise Planning & Execution and Private Brands development.
Anuj will report to Sameer Aggarwal. He comes with 23 years of experience in leading consumer goods organizations across India, Europe & Middle East.
Before joining Walmart, Anuj was Business Executive Officer responsible for Nestlé’s Food Services business in the South Asia Region. Earlier, he worked with organizations such as Philip Morris International, Hindustan Lever Limited, ITC Limited and Asian Paints.
Anuj holds Masters Degree in Business Administration from London Business School.
Announcing the changes, Krish Iyer, President & CEO, Walmart India said, “I am extremely pleased to announce Sameer Aggarwal as our Chief Business Officer. Sam joined Walmart India in April this year and within a short period of time he has developed a great understanding of our company and our culture. He has already made very good contributions to the business and also developed strong relationships internally and externally. He brings an international and strategic perspective to our business in India. His experience of supporting the governance functions at Walmart India will help us grow further in the right way. He is passionate about growing people and making them successful. I have no doubt he will lead and support his teams to strive for excellence in everything we do.”
Meanwhile, Devendra Chawla, EVP & Chief Operating Officer – Merchandising, Marketing, and eCommerce, has decided to move on to pursue other opportunities outside Walmart India.