LONDON — The department store group House of Fraser has appointed Uday Kotla as chief information officer, a new position at the company, the firm said Thursday. Kotla, who takes up the role April 20, will be responsible for technology-led solutions across the business, House of Fraser said, and the integration of the retailer’s business needs with its IT strategy and delivery, as House of Fraser develops its multi-channel offer.
Kotla joins House of Fraser from Infosys Digital, where he was global head of technology consulting. Before that, Kotla managed enterprise architecture, IT strategy and digital initiatives for firms such as Walmart, Adidas and Tesco.
Kotla, who also joins House of Fraser’s executive committee, will report to Nigel Oddy, House of Fraser’s chief executive officer, and will have a reporting line to Peter Wang, chief information officer at Sanpower Group, the Chinese conglomerate that acquired House of Fraser last year.
Oddy commented: “[Kotla’s] appointment, which brings a wealth of experience, recognizes the need to ensure our strategy and development are enhanced by the technology available across our increasing multi-channel and multi-territory business.”