Ratnakar Lavu Claims Global Chief Digital Information Officer Position

Tim Denman
Editor in Chief
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Nike has hired Ratnakar Lavu as its first-ever global chief digital information officer. He will report to Nike’s chief operating officer Eric Sprunk, effective June 17

Lavu will lead all of Nike’s global technology functions across the enterprise with responsibility for accelerating new digital capabilities for Nike.

“Moving at the speed of the consumer requires sharpening our ability to sense and serve,” said Sprunk. “Ratnakar’s 20-year track record in building seamless consumer experiences and leading teams through dynamic, digital transformations will further accelerate our growth.”

Lavu most recently was the chief technology and information officer at Kohl’s, where he led all of IT, digital and consumer technology. Prior to joining Kohl’s, Lavu was chief technology officer at Redbox.

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