Walmart Canada Announces Leadership Changes

Walmart's Canadian division has added two new executives to its leadership team.
Zachary Russell
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AnnMarie Mercer and Rob Nicol join Walmart's Canadian Leadership team.

Walmart Canada has announced two senior executive leadership changes, adding to the company’s Canadian Leadership team.

Effective immediately, AnnMarie Mercer has been named Chief People Officer and will join the Canadian Leadership team. In addition, Rob Nicol, Vice President, Communications and Corporate Affairs, has been appointed to the Canadian Leadership Team.

"This announcement speaks to our bench strength of talent," said Horacio Barbeito, president and CEO, Walmart Canada. "It's a very exciting time for Walmart Canada and through AnnMarie and Rob's dynamic leadership, I'm confident we will continue to build upon our transformational journey for both our associates and customers."

As Walmart Canada's new Chief People Officer, Mercer will lead human resources for one of Canada's largest employers with over 100,000 associates supporting more than 400 stores, distribution centers and fleet hubs nationwide and a growing e-commerce business. She joined Walmart Canada in 2015.

As Walmart Canada's Vice President Communications and Corporate Affairs, Nicol oversees environmental social governance, government affairs, corporate events, translation, and internal and external communications. He has been with the company since 2017.

Walmart Canada serves 1.5 million customers daily.