Wern-Yuen Tan is president and chief executive officer of Walmart China, where he leads a team of 100,000 associates across the Walmart Stores, Sam’s Club and eCommerce businesses to provide omnichannel retail solutions to customers.
Yuen joined Walmart in 2017 as president of Walmart Stores China. Prior to joining Walmart, he led strategy and new business development for McDonald’s across the Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa region, before being appointed as managing director for Taiwan. Earlier in his career, he was a principal at Boston Consulting Group, where he advised retail and consumer clients on growth strategy, innovation and turnaround situations. Yuen started his career with the Singapore government, where he held various leadership roles with the Singapore Police Force and Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Yuen serves on the board of directors of the Walmart Foundation, whose mission is to make a positive impact on people’s lives in the communities that Walmart serves around the world. He also is a member of Walmart’s Global Inclusion Council. In China, Yuen is a vice chairman of both the China Chain Store & Franchise Association (CCFA) and the China General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC).
Yuen has a bachelor of arts in economics and management from Oxford University and a master of philosophy degree in finance from Cambridge University, both in the U.K.