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Walmart Canada announces senior leadership changes

AnnMarie Mercer and Rob Nicol join the retailer's Canadian leadership team
AnneMarie Mercer and Rob Nicol

Walmart Canada has appointed two of its executives to its leadership team as part of what the big-box retailer calls “its journey to perform and transform.”

AnnMarie Mercer has been named chief people officer and, as such, joins the Canadian leadership team, which now also includes Rob Nicol, vice-president, communications and corporate affairs.

In her new role, Mercer, who joined Walmart Canada in 2015, will lead human resources and assist the retailer in the next phase of its “transformational journey, ensuring it continues to be associate-centred,” according to a press release.

Nicol, who oversees environmental social governance, government affairs, corporate events, translation, and internal and external communications, has been credited with transforming the retailer’s corporate affairs team. He joined Walmart Canada in 2017.

“This announcement speaks to our bench strength of talent,” said Horacio Barbeito, president and CEO, Walmart Canada, in the release. “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.”

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