NINE CDOs Became CEO/Board Director in February 2020! Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update


Welcome back to our Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update, through February 2020.

Last month’s Chief Digital Officer JOBS Update was RED HOT, with new hires announced at Bayer, Chubb, Cognizant, McDonalds, Microsoft, Panera Bread, and Sainsbury’s, among others.

New CDO hires continued its torrid pace again in February, with new hires last month at Amway, General Mills, Lloyd’s, Marriott, and Trustmark, among others.

Most importantly, in February alone, NINE CDOs made the transition to CEO and/or Board Director – the most we’ve ever tracked in one month – showing the strategic importance of CDOs on Boards, and in the top leadership spot. More on all this below.

Congratulations to all CDOs, CAOs, and CDAOs!

In this issue, we list SIXTEEN new CDO appointments for February; we tracked 52 CDO ARTICLES; and hand-picked TWENTY-THREE CDOs who made the news last month; and we posted more new open global CDO positions on our CDO Career page!

  • New Chief Digital Officer placements (through February 2020): SIXTEEN new CDOs were hired in February alone, we provide the highlights below. Congratulations to the new Chief Digital Officers at Amway; ComfortDelGro; General Mills; Lloyd’s; Marriott International Inc.; Schafer Condon Carter (SCC); Tilly’s, Inc.; and Trustmark, among many others. Welcome to the CDO Club!
  • Chief Digital Officers to CEO or Board Member: This month there were NINE Chief Digital Officers who became CEO and/or Board Members, including Aarti S. Shah, Ph.D.; Adam Sussman; Brigitte Cantaloube; Dr. Frank Possel-Dölken; Dr. Ameet Nathwani; Gail Evans; Hironori Kamezawa; Kevin Chase; and Yael Cosset!

Check out the report we published with Bain Capital on “101 CDOs Who Have Become CEO/President” and our Hall of Fame page, which lists CDOs who have become CEO and/or Board Director since 2011.

  • Chief Digital Officers ‘In the News’: Consider us your personal CDO “news clippings” service. We tracked 52 CDO ARTICLES and hand-picked TWENTY-THREE CDOs who made the news in February, including Accent Group’s Mark Teperson; Digi’s Praveen Rajan; Entercom’s J.D. Crowley; General Pants Co.’s Paula Mitchell; NHSX’s Tara Donnelly; and Novartis’ Bertrand Bodson! How did they make news? Find out inside.
  • Open Chief Digital Officer Jobs: Our career page lists over two dozen current CDO/CAO jobs. You’ll find open posts for Chief Digital Officers, Chief Data Officers, Chief Analytics Officers, and other C-level positions. Be sure to review the open posts on our dedicated career page.

You’ll find the details on all this and much more inside.


See you at the next CDO Summit near you:

  • Tel Aviv, Israel: March 18, 2020. Our 5th year, via CDO Club IL.
  • New York, NY: May 6, 2020. Our 8th year. Presented by IDC!
  • Zurich, Switzerland: May 15, 2020. Our 3rd year, via CDO Club CH.
  • Madrid, Spain: May 19-21, 2020 at Digital Enterprise Show. 25k+ delegates!
  • Tokyo, Japan: June 2020. Our 4th year, via CDO Club Japan.
  • Dubai, UAE: June 23, 2020. Our inaugural year.
  • Chicago, IL: June 14-16 2020. CDAO Summit. 2nd year, via Opal Group.


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