Wal-Mart names Clarke Asda CEO

Wal-Mart names Clarke Asda CEO

Andy Clarke has been appointed to the role of president and CEO of UK supermarket chain Asda.

Clarke steps up from his role as chief operating officer of the Wal-Mart subsidiary to replace Andy Bond.

He will take up the role immediately.

Clarke joined Asda in 1992 and worked in roles including store manager, business unit director of categories such as frozen, bakery and produce and retail managing director for Asda’s central division.

Between 2001 and 2005 he had senior roles at Matalan and Iceland before returning to Asda as retail director. He was named Asda’s chief operating officer in 2007.

Bond will now take up his new role as chairman of Asda’s executive committee from today (11 May).