Greg Foran is president and CEO of Walmart U.S. and is responsible for the strategic direction and performance of more than 4,000 Walmart stores and 1.3 million associates. Greg and his team are focused on fulfilling the company’s mission of saving people money so they can live better by advocating for Walmart’s customers, working to exceed their expectations and earning their trust every day.
Walmart U.S. serves more than 140 million customers each week and had revenues of $279.4 billion in fiscal year 2014.
Greg is a 35-year retail veteran with extensive experience in marketing, operational and executive roles. He most recently served as president and CEO of Walmart Asia and was responsible for the company’s operations in China, Japan and India, as well as business development throughout the continent. Previously, he served as president and CEO of Walmart China, and his team made significant progress with its assortment, pricing, store operations and compliance as Greg led strategic investments in the supply chain and improved the store portfolio. Greg joined Walmart International in 2011 as a senior vice president.
Prior to Walmart, Greg held a number of roles with Woolworths, the leading retailer in Australia and New Zealand. He served as the managing director of supermarkets, liquor and petrol with responsibility for more than $40 billion in sales at that time. Under Greg’s leadership, the business grew sales and market share in a strong competitive market. Earlier in his career, Greg served as general manager of Big W, Woolworths’ industry leading discount store business and as general manager of Dick Smith Electronics.
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.