Kohl’s Sona Chawla will step down from her role as president of the retailer in mid-October to pursue new opportunities.
Chawla joined Kohl’s in 2015 as chief operating officer. She was promoted to president-elect in October 2017 and assumed the president role in May 2018. She is responsible for Kohl’s full omnichannel operations, and oversees all store operations, logistics and supply chain network, technology, and e-commerce strategy, planning and operations.
“I want to thank Sona for her partnership and leadership in helping to drive our business forward and setting us up for the future,” said Michelle Gass, Kohl’s CEO “Amongst many contributions, Sona has been instrumental in our progress as a leading omnichannel retailer, driving innovation and growth across our digital business and stores, as well as providing leadership to our logistics strategy and long-term technology roadmap. Sona has been a key member of the Kohl’s leadership team, and we wish her great success in all that is ahead of her.”
In addition, Paul Gaffney has been named senior evp/chief technology officer, reporting directly to Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass. Gaffney assumes his new position in mid-September.
In the chief technology officer role, Gaffney will be responsible for all technology, information and digital platforms supporting Kohl’s omnichannel business. He most recently served as chief technology officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods. Prior to that, Gaffney was svp/information technology at The Home Depot.