Castro-Wright to Retire from Walmart; Cheesewright to Head New Global Team

 Eduardo Castro-Wright

Eduardo Castro-Wright

BENTONVILLE, Ark.—Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman and CEO of Walmart’s global e-commerce and global-sourcing businesses, will retire on July 12, 2012.

Castro-Wright joined the mass-merchant retailer in 2001 as president and chief operating officer of Walmart Mexico, and was promoted to president and CEO of that division in 2003. For a short period, he served as the company’s chief operating officer until being named president and CEO of Walmart U.S. in 2005.

He was promoted to vice chairman in 2008, and then assumed his current responsibilities over global e-commerce and global sourcing in August of last year.

Walmart said it intends to name new leadership for global e-commerce and global sourcing by the end of this coming January. After that, Castro-Wright will assist in the transition.

In addition, Walmart named David Cheesewright executive vice president, president and CEO of a new regional management team, leading its retail operations in Canada, the United Kingdom and Sub-Saharan Africa. He reports directly to Doug McMillon, president and CEO of Walmart International.

Cheesewright also oversees business development in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Walmart Canada.