Suresh Kumar, Former Amazon Executive Is Hired By Walmart For Expanded Role!

Post by Tuba Qureshi | Jun 04, 2019

Walmart Hires Former Amazon Executive For Expanded Opreations!

The giant retail company Walmart, has hired the former Amazon executive - Suresh Kumar as its new chief development officer and chief technology officer with an aim to compete efficiently with other competitive tech-savvy retailers.

Kumar, who will be taking on the newly expanded role on 8th of July, holds senior positions in Google, Amazon, and Microsoft. He was recently working at Google where he serves as general manager and vice president of the display, app, video ads, and analytics and before that, he worked as a corporate vice president of cloud infrastructure operations in Microsoft.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Kumar was with Amazon for about 15 years, holding several roles including vice president of technology for retail systems and operations head of the retail supply chain and inventory management systems of the company.

He will report to Doug McMillion, the CEO of the company in July and will be based at the Sunnyvale, California office of the company.

According to Walmart, "Kumar is joining the company at a time when it is rapidly transforming its customer and associate experiences."

McMillon says, “The technology of today and tomorrow enables us to serve our customers and associates in ways that weren’t previously possible. We want to take full advantage of those opportunities,”

He further adds “Suresh has a unique understanding of the intersection of technology and retail, including supply chain, and has deep experience in advertising, cloud and machine learning. And, he has a track record of working in partnership with business teams to drive results.”