Chan to take reins from Hatfield as Wal-Mart China chief
October 19, 2006,
Bentonville, Ark. -- Ed Chan will succeed Joe Hatfield as head of Wal-Mart’s China retail business. Wal-Mart China now operates 66 retail units in 34 cities employing 36,000 associates.
Hatfield is a 32-year company veteran and opened Wal-Mart China’s first supercenter in August 1996 in Shenzhen. The company said the details of his post following next February’s transition remain to be worked out.
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