Wal-Mart China Names COO

Shenzhen, China Wal-Mart has named Rob Cissell as COO and head merchandising, marketing and retail operations for Wal-Mart China. He will report to Ed Chan, president of Wal-Mart China.

Cissell most recently served as chief executive of Robert Dyas, a hardware chain.

Cissell began his career at Robert Dyas in 2005. Prior to that he spent 11 years at Kingfisher. He also held positions at Woolworths and Argos.