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Wal-Mart names veteran exec as India COO


New Delhi, India –- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has named Murali Lanka as COO of its Indian operation effective Dec. 1. Lanka has held various positions with Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club since 1989 and served as head of operations of Wal-Mart India from 2008-2013, and most recently held the position of regional general manager for Wal-Mart in Texas.

In his new role, Lanka will oversee store operations, sales and business development, membership and marketing, and asset protection for the Best Price Modern Wholesale stores Wal-Mart operates in India.

Wal-Mart India’s previous COO, Arvind Mediratta, was named senior VP of Wal-Mart’s U.S. operation in Aug. 2014.
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