Shelley Broader is president and chief executive officer of Walmart’s EMEA region. She has responsibility for the company’s retail operations and business development across Europe, the Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Canada, leading 1,345 retail units and more than 285,000 associates.
Previously, Shelley was president and chief executive officer of Walmart Canada, chief merchandising officer for Walmart Canada, and senior vice president for Sam’s Club, Walmart’s membership-warehouse format in the U.S.
Shelley joined Walmart in 2010 following more than 20 years of leadership experience across the North American retail industry. Prior to Walmart, Shelley was president and chief operating officer of Michael’s, the world’s largest retailer of arts and crafts and was responsible for the chain’s 1,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.
Before joining Michael’s, Shelley enjoyed a 17-year career with Belgium-based Delhaize Group where, under the Hannaford banner, she held a broad range of leadership roles across the company’s operations, merchandising, distribution, strategy and marketing divisions. She was promoted to president and chief executive officer of the company's Kash n' Karry chain, and then to president and chief executive officer of the Sweetbay Supermarkets division.Shelley began her career in the investment banking sector advising clients in the U.S. supermarket industry. She has a lengthy track record of public speaking and community engagement. Shelley is a member of the board of directors of Raymond James Financial, Inc., The Retail Council of Canada, and Catalyst Canada.