Former Amazon boss joins Google from Tesco

Tesco’s managing director Chris Poad has joined Google Cloud as its new managing director of retail solutions.

Poad joined the supermarket giant from Amazon, where he spent over 10 years at the company, most recently as the director of Amazon’s businesses international arm.

The former Amazon boss, has held the position since October 2019 and has led the supermarket’s online teams throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“Leading Tesco’s online business has been one of the most rewarding and, at times, intense periods of my career,” Poad said.

“We doubled the size of the business, launched new services, and supported millions of customers at a time when they really needed us.”

Poad added that he was “hugely proud of the team and the strategy I leave behind” and that he’d had “a fantastic few years at Tesco”.

Tesco Mobile CEO Tom Denyard has succeeds Poad. He has previously worked for Unilever and M&S.

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