Greg Foran

President and CEO, Walmart Asia

Greg Foran is president and CEO of Walmart Asia and is responsible for the company’s current operations in China, Japan and India, as well as business development in Asia. Walmart has a significant presence in Asia with over 130,000 associates and more than 850 units.

Greg is a 30-year retail veteran with a wealth of knowledge in marketing, operational and executive roles. He most recently served as president and CEO of Walmart China, a role he assumed in 2012. Greg joined Walmart International in 2011 as a senior vice president, and prior to that, he held a number of roles with Woolworths in Australia and New Zealand, most recently serving as director of supermarkets, liquor and petrol.

Earlier in his career, Greg served as general manager of Big W, Woolworth’s deep discount store with 150 outlets across Australia, and also served as general manager of Dick Smith Electronics. While at Woolworths, Greg worked on a number of initiatives including developing a new store format, improving return on investment through superior customer experience with the fresh line and building a team focused culture to increase associate engagement.

Greg attended two advanced management programs at both Harvard University and the University of Virginia. Greg also has a diploma in management from the New Zealand Institute of Management in Auckland, New Zealand.