Horacio (Haio) Barbeito has been named president and CEO of Walmart Canada.
Barbeito joined Walmart nearly 25 years ago as a trainee buyer and progressed through leadership roles in Argentina, the United States, Puerto Rico and Chile, rising from trainee buyer to, most recently, CEO of Walmart Argentina and Chile.
Barbeito’s appointment will come into effect in October, pending work authorization.
"I'm very excited by the opportunity to lead the Walmart Canada team," Barbeito said. "We will continue to work to drive the growth and innovation our Canadian customers expect."
Barbeito will take over from current Walmart Canada president and CEO Lee Tappenden. Tappenden will work with Barbeito through October, and will then take on a global role as part of the International Support Team focusing on global sourcing and supplier leverage before his departure on January 31, 2020.