has recently taken up his new role as executive vice president, president and CEO, Walmart Asia. In this role, he reports directly to
, president and CEO, Walmart International, and has responsibility for the company’s current operations in Asia, including China, India and Japan as well as business development in the Asia region. Price is based in Walmart’s regional office in Hong Kong.
Price most recently served as CEO of DHL Express Europe. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer, DHL Express Asia Pacific. He also was the president of DHL Express Japan, DHL‘s largest market in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining DHL, Price spent a decade with the Coca-Cola Co. During that period, he assumed various roles which included country leader in Japan, and as Director and Country Manager in China, which included Hong Kong, Macau and Mongolia.
"Scott brings tremendous global and regional experience and expertise to this position. He is the ideal candidate to lead this highly competitive region," McMillon said. "In his roles with Coca Cola and DHL, he has established a history of delivering results in the Asian markets. He knows the countries, he knows the customers, he knows how to run a business and he knows the region’s potential. We are eager to leverage his insight and capabilities to further our efforts in this region."
According to Price, "I am excited to join Walmart and build on its strategy to save people money so they can live better around the world. I know the Asian business is growing at a fast pace, and I’m looking forward to being part of a company that is making such a positive difference in this global economy."
Walmart has a significant presence in Asia with more than 100,000 associates and approximately 630 units in China, India and Japan.
(Source: Wal-Mart Stores Inc.)