Arthur Emmanuel is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metro Retail Stores Group, Inc. (MRSGI).
Prior to his appointment in MRSGI, Emmanuel served as Consultant for Merchandising and Store Operations at Vicsal Development Corporation from 2010 to 2012. He honed his decades of experience in retail at Wal-Mart, where he rose over the years to hold several key positions in the areas of Domestic and International Operations, Merchandising, Global Procurement, Product Development and Logistics. These positions include Senior Vice President for Sourcing and Retail Import Development Organization, China; Senior Vice President for Shoes and Jewelry; Regional Vice President for Operations; Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, South America; Vice President for International Operations for Mexico and Puerto Rico; Vice President for International Merchandise; Vice President and Divisional Merchandise Manager for Ladies Apparel; and Regional Vice President for Operations.
Emmanuel is active in community involvement, and formerly served as an Instructor at the Wal-Mart University. Throughout his professional career, he has been a frequent keynote speaker on behalf of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., discussing topics relating to Diversity and the Retail Industry. His previous affiliations include chairmanship and directorship posts at Leadership in Education for Pacific Islanders (LEAP), American Heart Association Fundraiser, and United Way Fundraiser.
He has received numerous accolades over the years in recognition of his distinguished experience and contribution in the fields of Operations, Merchandising, and Global Sourcing industry. These include the Wal-Mart Hero, Al Johnson Buck at a Time, Jewelry Industry Achievement, and the Wal-Mart International Awards, recognizing Wal-Mart’s growth in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Emmanuel earned his Transition to Management from Columbia University in 2006. He attended Tennessee Wesleyan College and Hiawasee College, 1971-1974.