Bob Hakeem is chief operations officer of Walmart Canada. He is responsible for Walmart’s growing network of more than 400 Canadian discount and Supercentre operations and integrating the customer experience.

Bob joined Walmart Canada in 2008 as senior vice president of the people division before being named executive vice president and chief human resources manager. In this role, Bob oversaw the company’s national people strategies including acquisition, retention and empowerment of talent across an employee base of over 95,000 associates. Most recently, Bob was chief administrative officer, Walmart Canada.

Bob has played an important role in developing talent and bench strength in the organization, while also helping guide the business through the introduction of Supercentres and other major changes in the market.

Bob has more than 25 years of business experience and is an executive board member for the Retail Council of Canada.