Department store group House of Fraser has announced Uday Kotla as its CIO, with effect from 20 April 2015.
In a statement House of Fraser said Uday Kotla will have responsibility for the continued development of technology across the business and the integration of business needs with IT strategy and delivery, as House of Fraser continues to develop its multi-channel offer. Kotla will join the Executive Committee reporting to Nigel Oddy CEO together with a reporting line to Sanpower Group CIO, Peter Wang.
Prior to joining House of Fraser, Kotler was Global Head of Technology Consulting at systems integrator Infosys, responsible for enterprise architecture, IT strategy and digital initiatives for customers including Walmart, Adidas and Tesco. Kotler has also worked with Wells Fargo, Visa and Charles Schwab.
Nigel Oddy, CEO of House of Fraser, said in a statement: “His appointment, which brings experience and recognises the need to ensure our strategy and development are enhanced by the technology available across our increasing multi-channel and multi-territory business”.
Kotla joined Infosys in May 2010 from ThoughtMatrix in San Francisco.
House of Fraserhas 60 stores across the UK and Ireland and began its business in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1849. The retailer has been stock exchange listed but like many former British institutions is now Chinese owned.