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Ashe Named to Head Wal-Mart Global eCommerce

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Wal-Mart Stores here said it has named Neil Ashe president and chief executive officer of its Global eCommerce business, based in San Bruno, Calif.

Ashe, 44, was formerly president of CBS Interactive, where he led all online properties and also drove development of new ways to distribute programming produced by CBS and its subsidiaries.  

He succeeds Eduardo Castro-Wright, vice chairman of Wal-Mart, who will assist in the transition. Castro-Wright announced plans in September to retire July 1.

"Ecommerce is a great opportunity for us, and we have a long-term vision to win," said Mike Duke, Wal-Mart president and CEO. "We are on track to create the next generation of ecommerce, combining the latest in online innovations with physical stores to give our customers a unique and seamless shopping experience."

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