Best Buy has named Scott Wheway as the new chief operating officer of its international operations.
The former Boots managing director will report to Best Buy International’s chief executive Bob Willett and will be responsible for the retailer’s business in Canada, China, Mexico and Turkey, as well as its joint venture with Carphone Warehouse in Europe.
Wheway, who also spent 20 years at Tesco working his way up from the shop floor to operations and change director, was described by Willett as "the consummate retailer".
"Scott’s leadership style and deep understanding of multi-national retail operations will serve us well as we look for ways to drive growth around the globe," added Willett.
"Scott is the consummate retailer. He’s never forgotten his roots as a line-level store employee, and he remains passionate about meeting customer needs. His energy and background are a brilliant fit for Best Buy."