Leigh Hopkins is Executive Vice President, International Strategy, Development and Asia Region for Walmart International. He is responsible for Strategy, Business Development and Real Estate, and Partnership Services which supports our ongoing partnership commitments including those for businesses that we have sold, as well as our Flipkart / Walmart leverage initiatives among others. He also has direct responsibility for PhonePe in India and Seiyu in Japan.
Leigh began his Walmart career 12 years ago in Hong Kong as Vice President of M&A. In 2011, he moved to Bentonville where he held various roles leading International’s M&A, Strategy and Real Estate functions.
Leigh began his career as a banker, dividing his time between London and Tokyo. In this capacity he worked across corporate finance, equity capital markets, as well as M&A where he focused on advising retail and consumer businesses, including Walmart.
He has a degree in Oriental Studies from Oxford University, and lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas where he serves on the board of TheatreSquared, a nationally-recognized professional theatre in Northwest Arkansas.