• Ashwin Mittal named Chief Financial Officer of Walmart India
  • Javier Rojo to lead Real Estate and Business Development

New Delhi, 5 March 2015: Wal-Mart India Pvt. Ltd, wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., today announced two new executive appointments. Ashwin Mittal has been appointed as Walmart India’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Javier Rojo will lead Real Estate and Business Development. Jill Anderson, currently the CFO of Walmart India, will soon repatriate back to Walmart in US. Javier will lead the Real Estate and Business Development and will be responsible for Design & Construction, Real Estate & Store Planning. 

Announcing the appointments, President & CEO Walmart India, Krish Iyer said, “I am very pleased to announce two key executive appointments for Walmart India, reflecting our commitment to India. Ashwin comes with in-depth knowledge, wide experience and commitment that will help us strengthen our processes even more in the years to come. Javier’s depth of knowledge and global experience in real estate development will indeed make a positive difference and deliver results as we remain steadfast on our growth and expansion plans in India.”

Ashwin joined the company in 2007 as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and since then has assumed various key roles including Head – Business Finance and Strategy, Deputy CFO and Chief Business Development Officer. Ashwin is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years of work experience in multinational companies including Silicon Graphics Cray and Yum Restaurants.

Prior to this position, Javier was Senior Real Estate Director for the New England division. He also served as Director of Development for Walmart Puerto Rico for 12 years. Javier attended Georgetown University in Washington DC and obtained an MBA from Kellogg at Northwestern University in Chicago.

About Walmart India:  

Wal-Mart India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world’s leading retailer renowned for its efficiency and expertise in logistics, supply chain management and sourcing. Wal-Mart India owns and operates 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 9 States across India. The first store opened in Amritsar in May 2009. The company plans to open 50 more stores by 2020. Wal-Mart India launched its B2B e-commerce platform exclusively for its members in July 2014.

The Best Price stores offer best prices with unmatched convenience, choice, quality and hygiene. The mission of Best Price is “Enabling businesses to prosper…every single member”. To enter and purchase from Best Price stores, it is mandatory to become a member. Members can belong to different business categories such as Resellers (‘Kirana Stores’); Offices and Institutions (O&I); and Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers (HoReCa). The assortment, service and store layout are customized to the specific needs of members who can walk into a Best Price store and source high quality products in quantities they need and at the time they require.


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For more information, please contact:

Sunita Patnaik | Walmart India

Sunita.Patnaik@walmart.com