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Walmart India appoints Pankaj More as head of technology

Walmart India Pvt. Ltd, wholly owned subsidiary of
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., today announced that Pankaj More has been appointed as
Head – Technology. At Walmart, technology plays a critical role in taking
forward the company’s pledge of ‘Customer Always.’ In his new assignment,
Pankaj will play a key role in strengthening Walmart India’s technology and IT
infrastructure. Pankaj will report to Krish Iyer, President and CEO, Walmart
India.

Walmart India Pvt. Ltd, wholly owned subsidiary of
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., today announced that Pankaj More has been appointed as
Head – Technology. At Walmart, technology plays a critical role in taking
forward the company’s pledge of ‘Customer Always.’ In his new assignment,
Pankaj will play a key role in strengthening Walmart India’s technology and IT
infrastructure. Pankaj will report to Krish Iyer, President and CEO, Walmart
India.

Announcing the appointment, Krish Iyer said, “I am very
pleased to have Pankaj as the Head of Technology at Walmart India. His depth of
knowledge and global experience will bring a fresh perspective to our business.
Pankaj is a strong addition to our Walmart India team.”

Pankaj joined Wal-Mart in January 2013 and has been leading the ISD
strategy for the Walmart Asia market (China, Japan & India) by driving
financial transparency, creating technology roadmap, leveraging cost and
implementing project governance.

He comes with over 19 years of experience in IT spanning Telecom,
Financial Services, Energy and now Retail domain. He has experience in
technology development, engineering & ERP platforms, driving IT strategy
for business, leading operations and providing leadership to cross-functional,
diverse & global teams. He is an alumnus of Mangalore University with a
B.Tech in Computer Engineering.

Last month, the company appointed Ashwin Mittal as chief financial
officer and Javier Rojo as head of real estate and business development. In
October, the company had appointed Murali Lanka as chief operating officer
(COO) effective from December 1, 2014. 

Walmart India owns and operates 20 Best Price Modern Wholesale stores in
9 States across India. The first store opened in Amritsar in May 2009. The
company plans to open 50 more stores by 2020.Walmart India launched B2B
e-commerce in July 2014 and has currently extended to 11 Best Price stores.

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