Walmart U.S. has promoted Labeed Diab to lead its Health and Wellness segment as Dr. John Agwunobi recently departed the company.
Agwunobi joined Walmart in 2007 and has been credited for helping accelerate the retailer’s health and wellness growth during that time.
He is putting his expertise to use in other areas as the face of health care in America is changing, according to Duncan MacNaughton’s, chief merchandising officer at Walmart U.S.
Diab most recently led Walmart’s Midwest Division as a senior vice president. In that post he oversaw the move into urban markets opening the small format concept stores throughout Chicago.
He began his career as a pharmacy manager at American Stores Co. and held regional and divisional roles at CVS Caremark and Rite Aid before joining Wal-Mart in 2009.
Diab said health care has been a passion of his since he chose to pursue a career in pharmacy as college student. With this new position he is excited to get back to educating customers about healthy living.