Walmart appoints County Tyrone native Sarah Friar to their board of directors

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  • Walmart has announced that they have appointed Sarah Friar, CFO of Square, to their board of directors. 

    "We're pleased to welcome Sarah to the Walmart board and know that Walmart will benefit from her fresh perspective and skillset, which includes strong expertise in finance, operations, strategy and knowledge of technology," said Walmart Chairman of the Board Greg Penner. "We're confident Walmart has the right strategy to drive sustainable growth and shareholder returns and believe that Sarah's insights and experience as a board member will complement the company's ongoing efforts to better serve customers."

    Friar will join the 12-person board, serving as a member of its audit committee and strategic planning and finance committee.

    Friar also serves on the boards of LinkedIn and Slack.

    "From raising wages to leading important sustainability initiatives, Walmart is one of the few businesses able to effect meaningful, positive change on a global scale," Friar said. "I look forward to working with the team to continue building a company and a culture worthy of this responsibility." 

    Friar has been with Square since July 2012, after working as senior vice president of finance and strategy at Salesforce. 


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