Staples Europe appoints CIO

Dave Ubachs – former global CIO at market research company Ipsos – is named as CIO at office supplies firm Staples Europe

Dave Ubachs, the former global chief information officer (CIO) at market research firm Ipsos, has been appointed CIO at office supplies company Staples Europe.

Ubachs left Ipsos at the end of June 2013 and started his role at Staples on 1 October, based in Amsterdam. He replaces Kevin Milliken, who previously led the company's European IT organisation for nearly three years. 

Ubachs is responsible for the IT underpinning all business units in 16 countries, with a team of about 250 staff. Key areas of focus include business transformation, SAP deployment, e-commerce and regionalising the IT organisation and systems.

"It is a great executive committee-level role owning both IT demand and supply in Europe in an organisation going through a huge transformation. It's really great to part of a company where IT and technology is so strategic," he told Computer Weekly.

Ubachs was at Ipsos for about seven months after leaving his previous job as UK CIO at Procter & Gamble. He was replaced at Ipsos by Neville Rademeyer, who is the research company's new global chief information officer, based in Chicago.

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