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Walmart elevates India head Sameer Aggarwal as COO for US e-commerce vertical of Sam’s Club


Walmarthas elevated itsIndiaheadSameer Aggarwalas the chief operating officer of the Sam’s Club unit’s US ecommerce 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.

“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 on Thursday. “Sameer’s extensive background in e-commerce operations will accelerate SamsClub.com and improve the omni-channel experience for our members,” the tweet said.

Sam’s Club, the members’ only discount shopping retailer, is named after Walmart founder Sam Walton and is a $60 billion annual business.

Aggarwal had joinedWalmart Indiaas its chief strategy and administrative officer in April 2018.

The latest role at Sam’s Club is the fourth promotion for Agarwal 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.

Aggarwal, a retail veteran, has also worked with Yum Brands in Thailand and UK retailer Sainsbury’s in London.

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