President and CEO, Walmart de Mexico and Central America
Scot Rank is the president and CEO of Walmart de México and Central America, Walmart's retail operations in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and Nicaragua.
Scot joined Walmart de México in 2000 as deputy vice president for Bodega Aurrerá, being promoted to vice president six months after. In 2003, he was appointed senior vice president for self-service, responsible for the Walmart, Superama and Bodega Aurrerá business formats. In 2005, he was promoted to executive vice president and chief operating officer overseeing the six retail sales business formats that are part of the Group, including the three self-service formats, Sam's Club, Suburbia and the Vips restaurant division. During his four years responsible for operations, Scot and his team achieved a sales growth of 79% and an increase in profits of 112%.
Prior to joining Walmart de México, Scot worked in Mexico for the apparel clothing store Aca Joe, McKinsey & Co. consultancy firm and, in the consumer industry, at Crisoba and The Coca-Cola Company.
Scot has a bachelor's degree in biology and in economics from the University of California at Davis, as well as a master of business administration from the University of California at Los Angeles.