Pankaj More to play a key role in strengthening Walmart India’s technology and IT infrastructure
New Delhi, 14 April 2015: Walmart India Pvt. Ltd, wholly owned subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., today announced that Pankaj More has been appointed as Head – Technology. At Walmart, technology plays a critical role in taking forward the company’s pledge of ‘Customer Always.’ In his new assignment, Pankaj will play a key role in strengthening Walmart India’s technology and IT infrastructure. Pankaj will report to Krish Iyer, President and CEO, Walmart India.
Announcing the appointment, Krish Iyer said, “I am very pleased to have Pankaj as the Head of Technology at Walmart India. His depth of knowledge and global experience will bring a fresh perspective to our business. Pankaj is a strong addition to our Walmart India team.”
Pankaj joined Wal-Mart in January 2013 and has been leading the ISD strategy for the Walmart Asia market (China, Japan & India) by driving financial transparency, creating technology roadmap, leveraging cost and implementing project governance.
He comes with over 19 years of experience in IT spanning Telecom, Financial Services, Energy and now Retail domain.
He has experience in technology development, engineering & ERP platforms, driving IT strategy for business, leading operations and providing leadership to cross-functional, diverse & global teams. He is an alumnus of Mangalore University with a B.Tech in Computer Engineering.
About Walmart India
Wal-Mart India Private Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walmart Stores Inc., the world’s leading retailer renowned for its efficiency and expertise in logistics, supply chain management and sourcing. Walmart India owns and operates 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in 9 States across India. The first store opened in Amritsar in May 2009. The company plans to open 50 more stores by 2020.Walmart India launched B2B e-commerce in July 2014 and has currently extended to 11 Best Price stores.
The Best Price stores offer best prices with unmatched convenience, choice, quality and hygiene. The mission of Best Price is “Enabling businesses to prosper…every single member”. To enter and purchase from Best Price stores, it is mandatory to become a member. Members can belong to different business categories such as Resellers (‘Kirana Stores’); Offices and Institutions (O&I); and Hotels, Restaurants and Caterers (HoReCa). The assortment, service and store layout are customized to the specific needs of members who can walk into a Best Price store and source high quality products in quantities they need and at the time they require.
For more information, please contact:
Sunita Patnaik | Walmart India
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