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Walmart said yesterday that David Cheesewright, president/CEO of its Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Canada businesses, will succeed Doug McMillon in running Walmart International.

McMillon has been named to replace Mike Duke and president/CEO of Wal-Mart Stores Inc..

The CNBC story notes that "if Wal-Mart history repeats itself, Cheesewright could be a top contender in the succession plan to succeed McMillon. Both McMillon and Duke were in charge of the company's international segment before being picked to head the Bentonville, Ark.,-based retailer."

Walmart said that Cheesewright's Walmart career "began in 1999 at Asda, the company's UK operation, where he held leadership positions in operations, merchandising, logistics, strategy and format development. He was the chief operating officer for both Walmart Canada and Asda before being named CEO of Walmart Canada." Cheesewright was named to his current position in 2011.

Both McMillon and Cheesewright will begin their new jobs in February 2014.
KC's View:
Cheesewright is going to have a full plate, especially if the bribery scandal comes back to bite the company on its posterior.