New CEO to lead Wal-Mart Canada


Wal-Mart Canada has appointed Dirk Van den Berghe as its next president and CEO, effective August 1. Van den Berghe was previously Delhaize Group’s CEO for Luxembourg and his home country of Belgium. He has 30 years of international business experience under his belt, according to a recent statement by Wal-Mart. He graduated with a doctorate in economics from Sofia University in Bulgaria and speaks seven languages, including English, French, and Dutch.

Van den Berghe’s new position follows the company’s mission to raise the food sales in 391 stores across Canada. Wal-Mart has recently appointed new leaders for its Asian, European, Middle Eastern, sub-Saharan, and African operations as well as e-commerce. CJ