Walmart arm appoints Balu Chaturvedula as India head

Walmart arm appoints Balu Chaturvedula as India head
Walmart arm appoints Balu Chaturvedula as India head

Balu most recently served as Vice President, Supply Chain Technology, for Walmart’s US Omni Tech

Walmart Global Tech, the technology arm of Walmart, has appointed Balu Chaturvedula as its new country head for India, the technology arm said on Tuesday.

Balu will succeed Hari Vasudev, who will now take up a global role in Bentonville, Arkansas, as Executive Vice President, Global Tech Platforms, said the retail giant.

Balu most recently served as Vice President, Supply Chain Technology, for Walmart’s US Omni Tech.
“Balu will be responsible for leading Walmart Global Tech’s vision in India—driving a culture of innovation and supporting the delivery of seamless and delightful experiences for Walmart’s customers, members, and associates,” said Walmart.
“We are pleased to welcome Balu in his new role as Walmart Global Tech’s Country Head in India. Balu’s vast technical expertise and tenure as a Walmart leader will immensely benefit our efforts as a people-led, tech-powered omni-channel retailer.” said Suresh Kumar, Executive Vice President, Global Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Development Officer, Walmart Inc.
Balu joined Walmart in 2015. “During his tenure, he played a vital role in building the fulfillment technology that focused on delivering a flawless experience for each customer order while reducing costs,” said Walmart.
Balu, who has nearly three decades of experience in the tech industry, has been deeply invested in growing and leading teams that consistently deliver compelling results, added Walmart.
Commenting on the appointment, Balu said, “It’s a privilege to be a part of Walmart’s success story. These are interesting times—with emerging technologies and their potential to transform retail experiences and positively impact the lives of people.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to further contribute to our growth,” he added.
“He has played an integral role in nurturing the supply chain talent in India. As a result-driven technologist and a strong hands-on engineer, Balu deeply focuses on enhancing engineering practices by aligning technology with business goals,” said Walmart.
Balu has worked with organizations such as HP, Yahoo!, and Motorola before joining Walmart. From the University of Madras, Balu holds an engineering degree and an executive management degree from UC Berkeley.

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