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Technology leader with an emphasis on business transformation in the retail sector.


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London, United Kingdom



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HM Expert Since

Friday November 30, 2018

About Siddhartha

With 20 years of leadership level experience in the retail industry, I am an expert on retail business processes and systems. In roles engaging effectively with the C-Suite in leading retailers cross ten countries, I have implemented large and small ERP solutions effectively and managed large business and digital transformation programs.

I have separately worked in technology and business side leadership roles and am confident of bringing value quickly to an organization. I have worked on both sides of a vendor – client relationship and have worked as a consultant or as an end client manager. Having been raised across three different continents.I have visited 55 countries out of which I have actually lived and worked in the USA, UK, India, Turkey, South Korea, Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Malaysia and China. I speak several languages and have a high level of cultural adaptability.

Current Role Details

CIO - Kazyon, Cairo, Egypt, Grocery Retailer with 414 stores

Program Director and Advisor to the Board - DID Electrical, Dublin

Roles & Results


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Delivery and Achievements
• Built an organization with five work streams • Implemented SAP ISRetail and a POS system called iVend • Moved the organization from waterfall to agile and DevOps • Created a more business focused Service Oriented Organization • Moved the company to a cloud based IT infrastructure • Upgraded the technology infrastructure in the stores and warehouses • Overseen opening of 3 Distribution Centres • Currently opening 20 stores a month. • Currently planning and budgeting an eCommerce and Loyalty program

DID ELECTRICAL - Transformation Director and Advisor to the Board

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Delivery and Achievements
• Changes to management structure • Reformatting the DID stores to be more mobile and customer focused. Like the Apple stores • Business Case to enhance topline sales by 15% in within the next two years. • Overhaul of the existing IT systems to deploy Microsoft Dynamics Navision and a regenerated website



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