Allan Leighton

Allan Leighton began his career at Mars confectionery, where he rose to become Group Marketing Director before leaving to join the loss-making ASDA supermarket chain. There he was credited with turning what he once described as a 'basket case' into a highly successful company that was sold to US retail giant Wal-Mart for GBP6.7 billion in 1999. When he left his position as President and Chief Executive of Wal-Mart Europe he famously coined the phrase 'going plural' as he took on non-executive...See more