Sean Clarke is the president and CEO of Asda Stores, Ltd., Walmart's retail operations in the United Kingdom.
Previous to returning to ASDA in 2016, Sean was president and CEO of Walmart China, which has a significant and growing presence with more than 400 stores and No. 2 market share. He was promoted to the role in 2014 after serving as Walmart China’s chief operating officer, where he was responsible for leading merchandising, operations, supply chain and marketing.
Sean’s career with Walmart spans almost 15 years and includes extensive experience abroad. He started his retail career with Asda, where he served as commercial finance director. Sean served as chief financial officer in Japan and Germany before moving to Walmart Canada, where – also in a CFO role – he led real estate and strategy and was a member of the board for Walmart Canada Bank. Prior to joining Walmart, Sean worked as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, both in the U.K. and in Singapore.
Sean earned an MBA from Warwick Business School and a joint honours degree in mathematics and physics from Bristol University.