THE WHAT? Shiseido Americas has announced the appointment of Shannon Britton as Chief Information Officer, effective immediately.
THE DETAILS Britton will oversee all enterprise-wide IT application activities and platforms for the Americas branch of the J-beauty giant, which spans the US, Canada and Latin America as well as play a key role in introducing new enterprise tech capabilities.
She joins from drinks giant Diageo where she served as Head of IT for the Americas. “I could not be more excited to join the Shiseido Americas team,” Britton said. “As an organization, Shiseido is renowned as much for the quality and beauty of its products as for its dedication to innovation, science and technology. I am looking forward to contributing to Shiseido Americas’ strategic growth plans, and in particular, helping its many brands and functions to realize their ambitions by providing robust, flexible IT platforms that scale seamlessly with their vast potential.”
THE WHY? Ron Gee, Interim CEO of Shiseido Americas explains, “Shannon will be an integral part of the Americas Team as our organization continues to invest in leading edge platforms to advance business intelligence, planning and efficiency across our end-to-end supply chain. At a time when the digitization of the retail experience is a critical focus for companies in our industry and beyond, Shiseido Americas is fortunate to have identified a strong IT leader whose track record of helping to position organizations for technological growth so perfectly aligns with our own digital transformation.