In his current role, Laurent leads a cross-functional team to accelerate and grow Walmart Canada’s online business.
Prior to taking up his current role, Laurent served as Vice President of Strategy and Senior Vice President of Fresh, Grocery and Consumables and recently initiated the omni integration within merchandising. His passion for the customer, long-term thinking, and talent enabled him to deliver substantial and sustainable growth.
Prior to Walmart, Laurent enjoyed a successful career at Ahold Delhaize, that started with implementing a discount format in Belgium, Greece, and Romania to be appointed the Managing Director of Red Market in Belgium. The newly created format became the first retailer worldwide to implement a fully Scan&Go checkout.
Laurent started his career in management consulting at Accenture within the strategy practice. His focus was on the banking and retail sector, with an emphasis on post deal transformation, operating models, and innovation.
He grew up in Belgium and has lived in five different countries (Belgium, Netherlands, UK, Spain, and Canada).
Laurent graduated from ICHEC with a Master's in Business Administration.