Lowe’s Announces James Brandt as Managing Director of Lowe’s India
India, April 12, 2017 – Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW), a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company headquartered in Mooresville, NC, U.S., announced today the appointment of James Brandt as the managing director for its India operations. Brandt brings over 25 years of experience in management, technology and innovation across multiple industries. He will report to Lowe’s Chief Information Officer, Paul Ramsay.
In his newly appointed role, Brandt will lead the overall strategy and operations for the region, including the oversight of the IT and analytics teams in Bengaluru.
“James’ deep experience leading world-class teams will help ensure Lowe’s is well-positioned to maintain its competitiveness in a global marketplace,” said Paul Ramsay, Lowe’s Chief Information Officer. “In his new role, James will work with partners across the global organization to apply the power of analytics and technology to Lowe’s business to ensure customers can engage with Lowe’s whenever and wherever they need support and inspiration for home improvement projects.”
Most recently, Brandt served as Lowe’s Companies’ vice president – IT engineering where he worked closely with teams to integrate different facets of technology such as network, platforms, database and data center functions. Brandt also worked to find, fund and mentor the most innovative and disruptive start-up companies and technologies in retail and home improvement.
“I am very excited to be a part of the Lowe’s family in Bengaluru, and with the immense talent we already have, I am confident we will continue delivering innovative solutions to our global business and contributing to our omni-channel strategy,” said Brandt. “India is an important component of the company’s global strategy, and its advancement in technology and innovation has grown remarkably over the last three years.”
Before joining Lowe’s in 2014, he served as director of enterprise architecture and strategy for UPS. He also served as chief architect for Nielsen and Citigroup.
Since its inception in India in 2014, Lowe’s India has focused on building a strong employee base to deliver cutting-edge technology solutions in IT and analytics for the global business.
About Lowe’s Companies Inc.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service 2,365 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. For more information, visit Lowes.com.
About Lowe’s India
Lowe’s India is the global in-house center for Lowe’s Companies Inc. and based out of Bengaluru, India. With over 900+ employees, Lowe’s India defines and delivers innovative solutions in technology, analytics and shared services to help Lowe’s achieve enterprise productivity and growth. Technology teams support e-commerce, mobile, infrastructure and corporate systems that enable various functions such as supply chain, distribution, corporate services etc. Analytics teams enable in making data-driven decisions in merchandising, store operations, finance and supply chain. Since its inception in 2014, Lowe’s India has contributed to the community through programs that focus on housing, education and environment.