Wal-Mart Canada has appointed Dirk Van den Berghe as its president and CEO.

Van den Berghe joins from Delhaize where he was CEO for the company's Belgium and Luxembourg operations. He will assume the role from 1 August.

The new position is one of a number created by the group's CEO Doug McMillon since taking up his post in February.

He recently named new heads for its e-commerce, Asian and Europe, Middle East and sub-Saharan African operations.