by Meridith Levinson

News from the international front

Sep 16, 20051 min

Dave McNally has been appointed CIO of Ahold, the Netherlands-based international food provider announced yesterday.  McNally was most recently CIO for Ahold’s U.S. Foodservice business.  In his new role, he  will advise Ahold’s corporate executive board and senior business executives on the strategic role information technology can play throughout the company. He will also be in charge of developing a single IT strategy and portfolio of applications for Ahold.  McNally succeeds Alex Gibbons in this new role; Gibbons decided to leave the company for personal reasons, according to an Ahold press release. 

Malaysia’s stock exchange operator Bursa Malaysia consolidated its chief information officer positions into one unit.  Yew Kim Keong, the current chief information officer will assume that sole position at the end of September. Yew Kim Keong will also serve as the project director of Bursa Trade (formerly known as the Common Trading Platform initiative).