Walmart Appoints Former Google Executive Suresh Kumar As CTO


Walmart, the world’s largest retail company, has appointed Suresh Kumar as the Chief Executive Officer (CTO). Suresh Kumar is a Graduate from IIT Madras. He has also worked in Google too. Suresh Kumar will report to the company’s president Doug McMillon. He will join the company from July 8. Walmart has issued an official statement about the appointment of new CTO. Doug Macmillan gave this information through a blog post a few days ago. At the moment, Suresh is managing the responsibility of Vice President and General Manager (Display, Video, App Aid and Analytics) in Google.

Suresh Kumar says Walmart is a great example of how a company develops over time to meet the changing needs of customers. The company is in a very exciting digital transformation phase and he is very much excited to be a part of it.

Walmart has appointed Suresh Kumar at a time when the company is making changes to its clients and partners. Walmart’s CTO post is vacant since Jeremy King’s resignation. In the past, he left Wal-Mart and had joined the Pinterest company. Jeremy’s job was to handle Walmart’s e-commerce and had the position as the head. But Suresh Kumar will work directly under the leadership of the CEO. He will also head Walmart’s Global Business Services division along with the responsibilities of Jeremy King.

Suresh Kumar is a Graduate from IIT Madras and has completed his PhD in Engineering from the Princeton University of America. At present, Suresh is living with his wife in Chepperino with his two daughters. Before joining Google, Suresh was the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and operations. Earlier, he had been in Amazon for 15 years. There he held several other responsibilities including Vice President of Technology for Retail Systems and Operations and Head of Retail Supply Chain and Inventory Management Systems.

Let us tell you that Walmart purchased 77 per cent of the shares of Flipkart last year. The Confederations of All India Traders (CAT), a leading organization of traders, opposed it. Actually, Walmart hopes that by buying Flipkart, the company can compete with e-commerce company Amazon in India.