Neil Ashe is president and CEO of Global eCommerce for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. He was appointed in January 2012 to lead Walmart’s Global eCommerce Division, which develops strategies, platforms and applications that combine the latest in online innovations with physical stores to give Walmart’s customers a unique and seamless shopping experience.
Prior to his current role, Neil was president of CBS Interactive, where he led online properties and drove development of innovative methods to distribute programming. Websites included CBS.com, CNET.com, CBSNews.com, and CBSSports.com.
As president of CBS Interactive, Neil led the interactive content business with operations in the U.S., Europe and China. After leading the successful integration of CNET Networks with CBS, he and his team ramped up CBS entertainment content distribution online, making CBS.com the largest television network site in the industry.
Prior to this, Neil was CEO of CNET Networks. He also oversaw development in the company’s China division, taking it from a small magazine and events operator to a highly profitable online business. Ultimately, he led the sale of the company to CBS and became president of CBS Interactive.
Neil also founded a company focused on using the Internet to improve K-12 education in the U.S. He was a partner and managing director at private investment firm Crest Communications Holdings and, before that, was an associate at Smith Barney.
He has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University. He serves on the boards of AMC Networks and the Georgetown University Board of Regents.