Procter & Gamble appoints new UK CIO as predecessor moves to Ipsos

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has appointed a new UK CIO following the departure last month of previous incumbent, Dave Ubachs

Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble (P&G) has appointed a new UK chief information officer (CIO), following last month's departure of the previous incumbent, Dave Ubachs.

P&G veteran Jose Botto steps up to the UK CIO position, having spent 12 years in local, regional and global IT and shared services roles at the manufacturer, which makes household brands such as Duracell, Fairy Liquid and Pampers.

His accomplishments at the company so far include leading major transformation projects such as the Gillette IT integration, which encompassed the migration of SAP systems, as well as facilities, infrastructure and employee technology services.

Botto, who is originally from Argentina, had accountability for P&G's global trade funds management (TFM) service. Prior to his appointment to the UK role, he had started moving on from his TFM focus to take on global accountability for the company's business process outsourcing (BPO) set-up.

His predecessor, Dave Ubachs, joined market research firm Ipsos as global CIO on 8 January, following a 17-year career at Procter & Gamble.

Ubachs replaces Gerard Shine, global IT transformation director at Ipsos, who stepped in as an interim CIO following the departure of Ben Booth, the previous CIO who resigned in May 2012 after a decade working for the firm.

Shine will continue in his original IT transformation role, according to Ipsos. The research company also confirmed that the appointment of Ubachs will not impact John Seglia, the Ipsos global IT director, however the firm did not elaborate on where and how the two roles will overlap.

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