Chris Nicholas is executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Walmart U.S. segment. Chris and his team work to deliver on the U.S. segment’s commitment to create value for customers, associates and shareholders.
Chris joined the company in 2018, serving first as deputy CFO, and then CFO, for Walmart International. In this complex division of Walmart’s operations, Chris led the International Finance team and had additional commercial responsibilities including International supplier leverage and cost analytics.
He has more than 20 years of experience in retail serving in leadership roles with Tesco, The Salling Group and most recently the Coles Group, where he held a combined position of CFO and Merchandise Director. There, he played a key role in leading the Coles business through unprecedented change within the Australian Supermarket industry.
Chris is a well-rounded business professional with broad global experience in finance and business, including Merchandising, GNFR, Real Estate, Audit, Treasury, Investor Relations, M&A, Strategy and Chief Financial Officer roles. He has an accomplished background leading teams through business transformation initiatives to reduce cost while increasing revenue and growing talent and leadership pipelines.
He graduated from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Management Science and is a Chartered accountant (ACMA). Chris and his wife, Meagan, have two children and live in Northwest Arkansas.