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CIO, CTO, CDO career changes across the world

First quarter 2020


Relevant global career changes: CIO/CTO/CDO

We keep track of all the relevant technology leaders accross the world. See below a brief extract of our database of career movements.

Notable Moves

Here are a few notable moves, the full list is visible below. For more details, contact us.

Arnoud Campman who joins Danone as Asia, Turkey & Middle East CIO from Friesland Campina; he worked previously with the new Group CIO of Danone.

Brian Franz left Diageo to join State Street Bank as their GCIO, back to his roots in Finance.

Arvind Mathur joins Kellogg as CIO AMEA, a rare position based in SG. He was CIDO at Prudential.

Eduard Fabian leaves Sunlife to join Razer, the gaming company.

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The CDO title – trend up or trend down?

Appoint a chief digital officer (CDO). Digital is not IT. 

More CDOs  ↑ — In Q1, Manulife, Foodstuffs NZ (4B$) and Li & Fung (25 B$) hired a CDO. There are now so many CDOs around that soon it will be the norm, not the trend. See market intelligence for the full list.

Less CDOs ↓ — Strategy& says the trend is over. They probably figured out that it’s easier to be on the side of the 4/5 of businesses resisting to change… and leave the top tier to buy McKinsey’s advice anyways 1, 2, 3. There are just too many companies driven by board & CEO with an old-fashioned mindset. They can either completely replace themselves, or hire a CDO to try to fix the company. Easy bet, right?

Today CIO, tomorrow CEO?

Clear as crystal: technology is the business. Economic and business growth is expected to come from technology and thus businesses require leaders who offer a greater dose of understanding of technology, to pour in the usual leadership skills mix. Extract from my 2015 article

It’s been 4 years that I advocate that. Indeed there are a number of caveats. But the point is, CIOs are eating in the market share of “CFO to CEO”. Here are one or two articles targeted at CFOs from which you can learn and make a parallel. Today, valuations are driven by how fast you become a technology company. A tech strategist at the top does make sense. I have a list of examples, just ask.

0.12345678% of APAC’s CTOs

We’re proud of our work in the search and selection of the new regional CTO for CHANEL (10B$), Daniel Kohler. His stellar reputation followed him from Switzerland to Asia. He was CTO for AXA. From Insurance to Luxury Retail, yes absolutely. We mapped 325 companies, 810 individuals and had 44 conversations with prospective talent to result in a shortlist of 5. One of 810, that’s 0.12345678%. And you, how do you know you’re hiring the best?

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