US-based retail chain Walmart has appointed Suresh Kumar, an IIT Madras graduate and former Google executive, as chief technology officer and chief development officer. The appointment comes at a time when Walmart is transforming its customer and associate experiences.
Walmart Inc. is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores, and grocery stores.Headquartered in Bentonville, Arkansas, the company was founded by Sam Walton in 1962 and incorporated on October 31, 1969. It also owns and operates Sam’s Club retail warehouses.As of April 30, 2019, Walmart has 11,368 stores and clubs in 27 countries, operating under 55 different names.
Suresh Kumar was earlier associated with Google where he served as vice president and general manager of display, video, app ads and analytics.
Before joining Google, he was the corporate vice president of Microsoft’s cloud infrastructure and operations.