C-suite technology leader Louis Brook has been promoted to Group Chief Information Officer at financial services company Lowell. Before taking on his new role, Louis was the company’s UK Chief Information Officer, where he was responsible for managing and overseeing Lowell’s UK IT function including their systems and operations.
Considered a trusted advisor and executive IT manager, Leon Deist is now the Group Chief Information Officer at insurance company Catalina Re. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services and technology industry, Leon has held senior roles where he was responsible for technology, operations and customer disciplines. In his new role, Leon is driving the implementation of technology strategies and managing day-to-day operational activities.
Digital IT executive Dimitris K. Agrafiotis is now the Chief Digital Officer at Generate Biomedicines. In his new role, Dimitris leads multidisciplinary teams across technology, data science, automation and digital transformation to drive growth within the organisation. He is considered an experienced global leader with a proven track record in identifying strategic initiatives, aligning stakeholders and delivering solutions.
James Gupwell, Deputy Chief Information & Digital Officer & Risk Transformation Lead, Coventry Building Society
Highly-skilled technology leader James Gupwell is now the Deputy Chief Information & Digital Officer & Risk Transformation Lead at Coventry Building Society. With more than three decades of experience in the IT industry, James has taken on a variety of senior technology roles ranging from Cloud Consulting CTO at Arch Capital Services to NED CTO at On3 Partners.
Seasoned technology leader Mat Mallet is now the Chief Digital Information Officer at the Chartered Insurance Institute. In addition to his new role, Mat holds the title of Board Advisor, Non-Executive Director and Multi-Award Winner. Throughout his career, Mat has held a variety of senior technology positions at organisations such as UK Space Agency, Metropolitan Police and Michael Kors.
Debra King is now the Chief Technology Officer at Bunge, a company connecting farmers to consumers in order to deliver essential food. Debra is considered a senior technology executive with a proven track record in leading global IT teams and major transformations at multiple fortune 500 companies. Before joining Bunge, she took on a range of senior positions at companies including Pfizer and Corteva.
Senior-level technology leader Aimee Martin is now the Chief Information Security Officer at Data Recognition Corporation. Before taking on her new role, Aimee worked at Vista Outdoor for over seven years in roles ranging from Senior IT Auditor to Director, Information Security, Compliance and PMO. Aimee has a proven track record in building and managing diverse teams, transformation and driving operational efficiencies.
Based in the US, senior technology leader Nikki Allen is now the Chief Information Technology & Operations Officer at Boeing. Throughout her career, Nikki has taken on a range of high-ranking positions such as Senior Director Information Technology and Data Analytics at Boeing and Senior Vice President of Technology at Kohl’s.
Business and technology leader Killian Faughnan has been promoted to CTO Gaming at William Hill. In his new role, Killian is responsible for the organisation’s Gaming Centre of Excellence as well as developing their online and retail product offerings while overseeing other day-to-day operations. Before his promotion, he was the Group Chief Information Officer, responsible for cloud engineering, automation, infrastructure and a range of other IT functions.
Experienced cyber risk director Phillip Hodgins is now the Chief Information Security Officer at Pension Insurance Corporation plc. Phillip has a demonstrated history of working across sectors such as financial services, data analytics, security and defence. Before taking on his new role, he held a variety of senior technology positions ranging from Senior Manager, Cyber Risk Service at UK Civil Service to Chief Information Security Officer at The Crown Estate.
Senior technology leader Mark Reid is now the CIO for leading neutral freight consolidation service, Vanguard Logistics Services. With more than two decades of experience in IT roles across different companies, Mark is considered a pragmatic, hands-on leader by colleagues. Before starting his new role at Vanguard, Mark was CIO for aviation services company Menzies Aviation, where he worked for over seven years. Now, Mark directs Vanguard’s IT strategy and oversees high-level affairs, including data privacy and strategic technology initiatives.
Described as an innovative and professional technology leader with more than 18 years of experience in the industry, Daniel Adaramola is now the Chief Information Security Officer at SunTrust Bank Nigeria Ltd. Alongside his new role, Daniel is the Co-Founder & Advisory Board Member at The Young CISO Network. Throughout his career, Daniel has taken on senior positions ranging from Head: IT Security & Compliance at Enterprise Bank Limited to Global Chief Information Security Officer at Company Confidential.
Claudia Tejedor is now the Corporate CIO/CTO Grupo ASE – Conecta at wellness and fitness services company Medifé. Based in Argentina, Claudia is an experienced system manager with a proven track record of working in the consulting, telecommunications and media industry. Alongside her new role, she is the Vice President on the Board of Directors at CIONET a Member of the Management Board at USUARIA and an Advisory Board Member at CxOforum.
Considered a dynamic and proven software development executive, Steven DeLisle is now the Chief Digital Officer at SHL. Steven has a proven track record of building software across industries including marketing, commerce, financial services and healthcare. Before taking on his new role, he gained a multitude of experience through his senior positions at Unica, IBM and Monster.
Rashmi Kumar is now the SVP and Global CIO at medical equipment manufacturing company Medtronic. Based in the US, she is considered an energetic leader with a proven track record in creating technology-empowered business strategies through the use of information intelligence. Alongside her new role at Medtronic, Rashmi is a Director on the Board Of Directors and a Member of the Audit Committee at Myriad Genetics.
Security and technology professional Jonathan Agha is now the SVP, Chief Information Security Officer & IT at FanDuel. Alongside his new role, Jonathan is an Advisor at several companies including 1Fort and YL Ventures. Throughout his career, he has taken on senior technology roles ranging from Senior Security Engineer at Priceline.com to Chief Information Security Officer at Compass.
Anna Barsby is now the Group Chief Product and Technology Officer at 888holdings. Anna is considered a people-centred leader with core strengths in strategy, delivery creativity and customer focus. Alongside her new role, she is a Non Executive Director at Cumberland Building Society, Founder and Managing Partner at Tessiant and an External Advisor at Bain & Company.
Described by colleagues as a relentless and diplomatic technology leader, Attiq Qureshi is now the Chief Digital Information Officer for Manchester United. In his new role, he is responsible for Manchester United’s IT, digital and data services as well as overseeing their corporate digital enterprise architecture and technology strategies. Colleagues have praised Attiq for his skills in IT strategy and business analysis.
Passionate and transformative technology leader Tauseef Salma is now the Chief Technology Officer at Johnson Matthey. She has more than two decades of multi-functional, global experience across oil and gas and the industrial sector. Before taking on her new role at Johnson Matthey, Tauseef was the Vice President Global Marketing, Technology & Strategy at Flowserve Corporation.
IT professional VijayKumar Dayinde has recently been promoted to Chief Information Officer at Malaysia. Before his promotion, VijayKumar was the company’s Covering Chief Information Officer where he led the IT function while ensuring the strategy was aligned with business goals. Throughout his career he has taken on roles ranging from IT Application Head at Wi-Tribe Philippines to Head of Data Science and Solutions at Celcom Axiata Berhad.
Digital strategist and technology professional Damien Ballesty is now the Chief Information Officer at Chemist Warehouse. Alongside his new role, he is an Ambassador at the non-profit organisation MACH Alliance. Based in Australia, Damien has taken on a variety of senior technology positions ranging from Group IT Director at Selfridges to General Manager – Technology at Officeworks.
Currently based in Sweden, executive technology leader Ida La Spisa has recently been promoted to Chief Information Officer at Telia, where she has worked for over four years. Before taking on her new role, Ida was Telia’s Head of Products and Production Services. Throughout her career she has held senior positions at companies including Nokia, Ericsson and Traton Group.
Digital banking leader Rajnish Khare is now the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and Head Cards & Acquiring at the Union Bank of India. Ranjish has more than two decades of experience in banking, building progressive and future-shaping transformational experiences and capabilities for domestic & international banks. Throughout his career, he has held executive positions in companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, Citi and HDFC Bank.
Cybersecurity expert Arvin Bansal is now the CISO Americas at Nissan Motor Corporation. In addition to his new role, Arvin is a Governing Body Member, New York & Philadelphia CISO Community at Evanta, a Gartner Company, a position he has held for more than six years. He is also a CISO Advisory Board Member at Informatica and a Board Member at Security Advisor Alliance. He has experience across companies including Nokia, Citigroup, Experian and Verizon.
Consumer-focused and commercially savvy leader Gemma Ford is now the Chief Digital Officer at retail company The Range. Described as a data-driven decision maker, Gemma has a proven track record in leading cross functional teams to deliver growth and new capabilities. Before joining The Range, she took on senior roles ranging from Global Head of Digital Marketing at Clarks to Trading Director at Misguided.
Dynamic technology leader Bill Fosnight is now the Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder Alert Innovation at Walmart. With a proven track record of innovation and successful system deployments, Bill has the ability to attract and retain high-performing technical and managerial talent within organisations. Before taking on his new role at Walmart, he began his own start-up company, Alert Innovation.
Sheldon Cuffie has recently been promoted to Enterprise Chief Information Officer at American Family Insurance, where he has worked for more than three years. Before his promotion, Sheldon was the VP – Chief Information Security & Technology Operations Officer. Alongside his new role, he is a Board Member at several companies including United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.
Enthusiastic and confident senior technology leader Alvaro de Palacios is now the Global CTO of Wealth Management and Insurance at Santander. With more than 15 years of experience in enterprise software and hardware solutions, he has a background in a variety of roles ranging from Principal Solutions Engineer at Salesforce to SaaS Chief Technology Officer at Temenos.
Experienced technology leader Jeff Northrop has recently been promoted to Chief Information Security Officer, Petcare at Mars, where he has worked for over three years. Before his promotion, Jeff was the Senior Director, Security Centre of Excellence (Global) where he provided the overall security strategy, competencies and thought-leadership for the organisation. Throughout his career, Jeff has taken on senior positions in companies such as Liberty Mutual Insurance, International Association of Privacy Professionals and Franchise Business Review.
Transformational technology leader Carolina Bouvard Nuño is now the CTO at Santander, where she oversees the development of technology for vendors and customers as well as managing Santander’s internal IT operations. Alongside her new role, Carolina is an Associate Professor in Executive Master in Digital Transformation and Innovation Leadership at IE School of Human Sciences and Technology (HST).
Julien Largilliere has recently been promoted to Group Chief Technology Officer at Veolia, where he has worked for more than a decade. Before his promotion, Julien took on several senior technology roles at Veolia ranging from IT Project Manager CSP SI to General Manager of VWIS. Throughout his career, he has worked across companies such as France Télévisions, Acor and HSBC.
Considered an action-driven and results-oriented technology leader, Catherine Zhou is now the Global CIO of Wealth and Private Banking at HSBC. Before her promotion, Catherine was the company’s Global Head of Ventures, Digital Innovation & Partnerships. In her new role, she manages day-to-day operational activities and strategic planning at HSBC’s Wealth and Private Banking division. She has worked in a variety of leading companies throughout her career including Accenture, Intuit and PwC.
Emmanuel Chalufour is now the Chief Information Officer at Bouygues Bâtiment International. Throughout his career, Emmanuel has worked at Bouygues and its subsidiaries for more than 15 years, taking on roles ranging from Development Manager to Business Information Systems Director. Prior to this, he worked across companies such as SUEZ, Toyota Motor Corporation and SAUR.
Experienced executive technology leader Harry Winstanley is now the Chief Information Officer at Brambles. Harry is a CIO with a variety of experience in managing diverse technology teams globally with a proven track record in overseeing enterprise transformation and innovation programmes. Prior to taking on his new role he was the Chief Information Officer at Meggitt.
Currently based in the US, David Cohen has recently been promoted to Chief Data Officer at WeightWatchers. Before his promotion, David was the SVP Data Analytics and VP Data Analytics at WeightWatchers. He has a proven track record in leading both technical and analytic talent to transform organisations, such as Shutterstock, into data-driven cultures.
Influential cybersecurity executive Michael Levinson is now the Chief Information Security Officer at Rush University Medical Center. Throughout his career, Michael has built a track record in threat management, data protection strategies, crisis and incident management, in addition to security program management. Before taking on his new role, he gained a variety of experience across different technology roles in companies such as CNA Insurance and JLL.
Senior global technology leader Ian Pritchard has recently been promoted to Chief Technology Officer at Manulife, where he has worked for over seven years in roles such as Chief and Distinguished Architect. Ian has more than 15 years of experience building IT systems and teams as well as enabling process and technology transformation across different platforms. Before joining Manulife, Ian worked at Bank of America and HSBC in a range of senior technology roles.
Baukje Boertien has recently been promoted to Kwartiermaker Chief Data Officer (CDO) at University Medical Center Groningen, where she has worked for more than three decades. Throughout her career at UMCG, she has taken on a variety of roles including Member of the IT Director’s Council and Manager Business Intelligence. Baukje is described as an experienced manager with a demonstrated history of working in the hospital and healthcare industry.
Passionate and innovative leader Joseph Soule is now the CIO Consumer Lending & Enterprise Risk at Lloyds Banking Group. Jospeh is recognised for his track record in building high-performing cross-functional teams and driving transformational outcomes within organisations. Before joining Lloyds, he worked at a variety of companies such as Capital One, TUI and Close Brothers Motor Finance.
Technology leader Jana Brendel is now the CIO Group Services at ING. With more than two decades of experience building business critical products and delivering agile transformations, Jana is described as a passionate technology leader. Before joining ING, Jana took on senior technology roles at companies such as Deutsche Bank, Nets Group and 1&1 Telecommunication SE.
Business and technology-driven leader Pei Yuen Wong is now the Group CISO and Vice President, Group Cyber Resilience at Singtel. Based in Singapore, Pei has more than two decades of experience in cybersecurity across sectors such as defence, R&D, government, financial and technology consulting. Before joining Singtel in his new role, he worked at organisations such as Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, MAS and IBM.
Marija Gaidukova is now the Chief Digital Officer at IKEA. Alongside her new role, Marija is an IT Project Management Consultant at Advanced Cloud Solutions. Throughout her career she has taken on a variety of senior technology roles ranging from Team Manager at Columbus Latvia SIA to Director of Digital Transformation at Tet.Iv.
Global change agent and technology leader Hans Brown has recently been promoted to Chief Information Officer of Issuer Services at BNY Mellon, where he has worked for over 13 years. Before his promotion, Hans took on a variety of senior technology roles ranging from Senior Project Manager and Application Development Manager to Global Head of Enterprise Innovation. Alongside his new role, Hans is also a Board Member at Symphony.com and Member, Strategic Advisory Council at APIX – API Exchange.
E-commerce professional, Roger Graell Sole is now the Chief Digital Officer at Bata Group. Alongside his new role, Roger is an Associate Professor for ICEMD/ESIC. Over the years he has taken on roles ranging from Senior E-commerce – Direct Marketing at Redcats UK to Director of Ecommerce at Mango.
Proven security leader Gary Harbison is now the Chief Information Security leader at Johnson & Johnson. Alongside his new role, Gary is an Adjunct Professor at Washington University in St. Louis, instructing in the Cyber Security Masters Program. He is also on the Board of Directors as several companies such as Mercy and Security Advisor Alliance.
Executive IT leader Scott Lindblom has recently been promoted to EVP Chief Technology and Digital Officer at Bed Bath & Beyond, where he has worked for over two years. Described as a solution-oriented leader, Scott has taken on roles ranging from Senior Director Director Demand Generation and Fulfilment Systems at Best Buy to Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at The Michaels Companies.
C-suite growth executive Elizabeth Pritchard is now the the Managing Director, Chief Data and Analytics Officer, LMI at Liberty Mutual Insurance. Before taking on her new role, she was the Founder of White Rock Data Solutions, where she was an advocate to and investor in data and AI start-ups. Elizabeth has a proven track record in building, growing and revitalising teams and businesses in the financial industry as well as delivering results by incorporating data, AI, analytics and technology solutions.
Discover the technology leaders who changed roles and were promoted last month, in last year’s November Technology Leaders Movers & Shakers.