October 30, 2017 / 10:26 AM / a year ago

UK supermarket Asda names Roger Burnley as CEO from Jan 2018

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)

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