Wal-Mart Creates New International Role

BENTONVILLE, ARK. - The chief of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s Canadian division will now helm a new regional post that gives him oversight of the company's retailing in Canada, the UK and Sub-Saharan Africa as well business development efforts in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Canada.
     David Cheesewright has been appointed evp, president and ceo of the group.
     Shelley Broader will succeed Cheesewright as president and ceo of Walmart Canada, effective immediately. Prior to joining the company last December, she held management positions at Michael's and Hannaford Bros.
     Cheeswright joined Asda, Wal-Mart's UK business, in 1999 from Mars Confectionary.

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