Gonzalo Gebara Appointed President and CEO of Walmart Canada; Judith McKenna Details
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, CANADA - Walmart Canada has been granted a holiday miracle in the form of a new executive. The division will soon be welcoming Gonzalo Gebara to the team as he steps into the role of President and Chief Executive Officer. The appointment will be effective January 30, 2023, pending work authorization.
“I’m very excited to be joining the Walmart Canada team,” said Gebara. “Walmart Canada has over 100,000 dedicated and talented associates and a strong foundation to build on. I look forward to working with our associates to continue to strengthen, innovate, and grow our business in Canada.”
Gebara joined Walmart in 2000, according to a press release. He has held roles across finance, strategy, e-commerce, marketing, and operations in positions of increasing responsibility. Gebara has also worked with teams across multiple markets, including the United States, Argentina, and Chile.
In his most recent position as CEO for Walmart Chile, he played an integral role in accelerating the company's transformation, improving the customer experience and giving them access to buy what they need, where, when, and how they want to shop.
“Gonzalo is an experienced retail leader with extensive knowledge across the industry and our business. Under his leadership, he led the transformation of the business in Chile, strengthening our omnichannel capabilities and developing an ecosystem of services for our Chilian customers,” said Judith McKenna, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart International. “Gonzalo is ideally suited to lead Walmart Canada as it continues its journey to help even more Canadian families save money and live better.”
In the press release, McKenna also thanked JP Suarez, Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer, and Regional CEO for Walmart International, who led Walmart Canada on an interim basis for the past six months.
Congratulations to Walmart Canada’s new CEO!