After nearly seven years as senior VP and president of health and wellness at Wal-Mart Stores, Dr. John Agwunobi resigned from the position this month.
Agwunobi, a pediatrician, joined WalMart in September 2007 after leaving his roles as assistant secretary for health at HHS and as an admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. He had also previously served for five years as Florida’s secretary of health.
As Wal-Mart’s top physician, Agwunobi was responsible for oversight of WalMart’s health and wellness business unit, which includes pharmacies, vision centers and healthcare clinics in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
Labeed Diab, who had been serving as senior VP of Wal-Mart’s Midwest division, stepped into the health and wellness leadership role this month following Agwunobi’s departure. Diab, a registered pharmacist, has been with Wal-Mart since 2009 after serving as regional VP of Aramark Corp.’s healthcare division.