In June, Sanjib Sahoo was named executive vice president and chief digital officer of Ingram Micro. He takes on this role with the company at an inflection point in its digital journey, as well as at a time of changing ownership for the company. Platinum Equity announced that it completed the acquisition of Ingram Micro from HNA Technology Co., Ltd, a part of HNA Group, on July 7, 2021 for a total enterprise value of $7.2 billion, in a transaction that includes $5.9 billion of equity value.
Ingram Micro’s CEO Alain Monie noted his excitement in Sahoo’s arrival at the company. “In his first few weeks in his new role as Chief Digital Officer, Sanjib has already proven to be an excellent fit to lead the continuation of Ingram Micro’s digital journey,” said Monie. “We are fortunate to gain a leader with a diverse and global background, tremendous technical depth, and a passion for creating an exceptional digital experience at this critical juncture in our digital evolution. He has been tasked with shaping and creating global competitive advantage and differentiation for our Technology Solutions and Cloud businesses through the development of innovative, world-class customer and user experiences.”
Monie also noted that Sahoo’s mandate includes leading the company’s current e-commerce platform IMOnline’s digital transformation to ensure the company’s customers can transact with Ingram Micro easily and intuitively.
Monie has tasked Sahoo with several initiatives related to building world-class user experience and platforms, including focusing on building changing consumption models and billing engines and leading modernization of the company’s legacy systems, which primarily serve the Technology Solutions business. “Data and machine learning is a critical component of where we are focused on building an insight-driven organization with the power of data,” said Sahoo. “Today, the vast majority of our revenues are derived from our Technology Solutions business and one of my big priorities is to focus on even better e-commerce execution through creating an integrated customer experience that is more self-service and enables solution-based selling through our platforms. There is a lot of work to lead digital transformation in a complex $49 billion annual revenue organization like Ingram Micro, but I am proud to be called on to continue the great journey that the company started few years ago.” In addition to platform innovation and e-commerce experience, Sahoo indicated that process automation will be an additional area of focus.
Sahoo joins Ingram Micro from XPO Logistics, where, for more than four years, he was the chief information officer of the Transport business. He was responsible for digital innovation, transformation, and overall technology operations including brokerage, intermodal, last mile, truckload, expedite, managed transport, and freight forwarding. Prior to his time at XPO Logistics, he was the chief information officer and chief technology officer of tradeMONSTER.
Peter High is President of Metis Strategy, a business and IT advisory firm. He has written two bestselling books, and his third, Getting to Nimble, was recently released. He also moderates the Technovation podcast series and speaks at conferences around the world. Follow him on Twitter @PeterAHigh.