LONDON, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Asda, the British supermarket arm of U.S. retailer Wal-Mart, said on Monday Roger Burnley would succeed Sean Clarke as president and chief executive on Jan. 1 next year.
Burnley is currently Asda's chief operating officer and deputy CEO.
Clarke, who has been Asda CEO since July 2016, will work with Burnley "to ensure a smooth transition", Asda said.
Clarke said he was "taking some time out" but would stay connected to Wal-Mart. (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Costas Pitas)