Macy’s Appoints Anwar Chief Technology Officer

Macy’s has appointed Yasir Anwar to the role of evp/chief technology officer. The retailer said the move is part of a broader restructuring of its technology team to expand its capabilities and further drive mobile and digital growth.

In this new role, Anwar will oversee all technology functions for Macy’s. He will be responsible for the teams that build the end-to-end ecommerce experience, enterprise-shared services, infrastructure, field services and functional IT support.

Anwar joined as vp/engineering in 2012. He was promoted to gvp/engineering in 2014 and svp/ digitaltechnology in 2016. Anwar was appointed chief technology officer in February 2017. Prior to joining Macy’s, Anwar was the head of engineering at Walmartlabs.

In addition, Mike Robinson has been named evp/product management and customer experience. In this role, Robinson will manage all aspects of product management, portfolio and user experiences for digital, store and omnichannel systems.

“Maximizing our technology capabilities and continuing the strong growth of our digital and mobile platforms is a high priority for Macy’s and we are restructuring our technology teams to support these efforts,” said Jeff Gennette, Macy’s president and CEO. “Bringing the Macy’s technology teams together under Yasir’s leadership will result in faster time to market and decision making through a streamlined IT organization that will create nimble platforms for continuous business transformation. Mike’s focus on product and customer experience will ensure that our best customer continues to be able to shop the way she lives both online and in-store.”