The City Wire kicked off the speculation in April with a short piece suggesting that four internal candidates – Doug McMillon, Bill Simon, Rollin Ford and Charles Holley – were the frontrunners to replace Mike Duke as CEO. Only two advanced to the talent round according to Bloomberg, which narrowed the race to two – Simon and McMillon. If the 1st quarter results are any indication, Simon may win this round with Walmart U.S. outperforming Walmart International. It’s fair to assume that the next Q & A will take place at the next Board of Directors meeting in June.
Do you think the winner will be announced at the shareholder meeting? Who are you betting on?