London Best Buy Europe on Tuesday announced that Scott Wheway has been named CEO.
Best Buy Europe was created in May 2008 by Best Buy Co. and The Carphone Warehouse.
Wheway will report to the shareholder board of Best Buy Europe. He assumes responsibility for all Best Buy Europe operations, including The Carphone Warehouse’s 2,450 stores across nine European markets, its online and direct businesses, insurance operations and big-box Best Buy stores that are planned in Europe and due to open in the United Kingdom, beginning next year.
Wheway spent 20 years at Tesco Stores, working his way up from the sales floor to senior executive leadership positions, including operations director and change director.
Most recently, Wheway served as managing director of U.K. health-and beauty-chain Boots the Chemist.
Wheway joined Best Buy International, the strategic business unit focused on the enterprise’s growth outside of the United States, as COO in May. He will no longer serve in that capacity; his focus will be on growing Best Buy Europe.