Tesco appoints new Chief Technology Officer

Tesco has today announced the appointment of Guus Dekkers as Chief Technology Officer, following the retirement of Edmond Mesrobian from Tesco.

Guus brings extensive experience of driving large scale technology transformations to Tesco, following an international career in advanced information technologies at Volkswagen, Johnson Controls Automotive Group, Siemens, Continental AG and most recently as Chief Information Officer at Airbus.

Guus will build on the work Edmond Mesrobian has led over the last three years to strengthen our technological capability and translate rapidly evolving technological and digital capabilities into innovative retail solutions.

Commenting on the appointment, Dave Lewis, Tesco Group CEO said:

“I’m delighted that Guus will be joining Tesco. He brings extremely strong expertise in driving large scale IT transformations, which will help us build on the progress we’ve been making to transform our business over the last three years. I’m looking forward to working with him, and want to thank Edmond for all that he has done to build our technology capability and enhance our security and resilience since 2015. I completely understand Edmond’s desire to return home to Seattle and wish him and his family all the very best.”

Guus Dekkers added:

“I am excited to be joining Tesco. I hope that my experience in large scale IT transformations, advanced information technologies, business process optimisations and digital innovations will allow me to support Tesco in translating rapidly evolving technological and digital capabilities into innovative solutions, helping us to serve our customers a little better every day.”

Edmond Mesrobian said:

“It has been a privilege to be a member of Tesco’s leadership team and to lead the Technology organisation over the past three years during Tesco’s turnaround. I remain humbled by the countless colleagues that welcomed me and patiently taught me the inner workings of retail at Tesco. I want to thank my team for embracing the opportunity to step-change our organisational capability, to re-imagine careers in Technology, to adopt agile product development, to deliver API and data platforms powering our retail service model.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

  • Edmond Mesrobian has decided to retire from Tesco, returning to his home city of Seattle with his wife Holly and their four children.
  • Guus Dekkers will join Tesco on 16 April, reporting directly to Dave Lewis.

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