Job Title : CIO
Organization : Tesco
Mike McNamara has been with Tesco for 13 years, having previously worked at Accenture and BT.
He was on the board of Tesco.com from its inception in 1999 through to 2006, during which time annual revenues at the online grocery business grew from less than £40m to over £1bn.
McNamara became UK IT director for Tesco's stores business in 2006, before being promoted to worldwide head of operations development and IT in 2007. He had been the company's CIO since 2011, and was recently appointed to Tesco's executive committee.
Toby Wolpe is a senior reporter at TechRepublic in London. He started in technology journalism when the Apple II was state of the art.