Asda, the British arm of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., has promoted finance director Judith Mckenna, to chief operating officer.


Starting September, McKenna, who joined Asda more than 15 years earlier, will lead the firm’s retail operations, including its stores, distribution network and information technology systems.


McKenna succeeds Simon King, a former Tesco Corp. executive, who was appointed chief operating officer in January of this year.

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