News: Sameer Aggarwal promoted as COO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club unit’s e-commerce vertical


Sameer Aggarwal promoted as COO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club unit’s e-commerce vertical

The move comes eight months after the US retailer announced that its flagship India entity, Flipkart, had acquired its local chain of wholesale stores.
Sameer Aggarwal promoted as COO of Walmart’s Sam’s Club unit’s e-commerce vertical

Walmart announced that Sameer Aggarwal is elevated to the role of Chief Operating Officer of US E-commerce vertical of Sam’s Club. 

“Please join us in welcoming Sameer Aggarwal as the chief operating officer of Sam’s Club US e-commerce,” according to a social media post from Sam’s Club. “Sameer’s extensive background in e-commerce operations will accelerate and improve the omni-channel experience for our members,” the tweet said.

Aggarwal joined Walmart India in April 2018 as Executive Vice President overseeing strategy and administration and was promoted to Deputy CEO in January 2020. The latest role at Sam’s Club is the fourth promotion for him during his three-year stint at Walmart.

Within eight months of joining Walmart India, he was elevated to the role of Chief Business Officer in 2019 and was made the deputy CEO a year after that. He was named the new CEO of Walmart India in April 2020, replacing Krish Iyer who retired from the full time management and will assume an advisory role in the company.

“Thanks to Krish’s years of leadership, Walmart has built a solid foundation for our cash-and-carry business in India. With best-in-class talent, strong corporate governance, a progressive digital mindset and close integration with local communities throughout India, we are well placed for the future,” Dirk Van den Berghe, Executive Vice President and regional CEO of Asia and Global Sourcing said.

Aggarwal has more than two decades of international business experience with a budgeoning portfolio that includes leadership roles at Yum! Brands in Southeast Asia, Sainsbury’s in the U.K. and China and McKinsey & Co. in Australia. It will be interesting to see how he leads the company in expanding their reaches to the new business markets. 

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Topics: C-Suite, Leadership, #Hiring

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