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Tesco Bengaluru named Prakash Mall as Director of Engineering – Commercial Product

Tesco Bengaluru, the UK’s retail giant Tesco PLC’s global business services and technology arm, today announced the hiring of Prakash Mall as Director of Engineering- Commercial Product.

Prakash has more than two decades of experience developing corporate software for the retail, insurance, and healthcare industries. His area of expertise is leveraging emerging technology and deep business insights to solve challenging business challenges and create enormous value for the company.

Vidya Laxman, who has now migrated to the United Kingdom and will be part of the Tesco Bengaluru executive team, has handed over the reins to Prakash. Prakash will assist and deliver technological solutions in Space, Range, and Merchandising around the world in his new capacity. Prakash will also play a key role in developing innovation to provide Tesco consumers with integrated in-store and digital experiences.

Sumit Mitra, CEO, Tesco Business Services & Tesco Bengaluru, said, “Over the last few years, technology has shaped Tesco’s digital transformation as we look to serve our customers, communities, and planet a little better every day. Our ability to attract world-class talent is critical to the execution of our vision to build best-in-class retail technology for our customers. Prakash comes with a rich vein of experience as a technology leader, and we are extremely excited to have him on board. I am confident that the organisation will benefit significantly from the considerable experience and best practices that Prakash brings in solving complex challenges in retail technology .”

Speaking on the appointment, Prakash Mall said, “Tesco has scaled its technology infrastructure and operation to deliver a seamless omnichannel experience to its customers. With its growing focus on implementing technology innovation in stores, supply chain, and its colleagues, Tesco is uniquely positioned for the next frontier in retail. I am excited to join the incredibly passionate technology team in Tesco Bengaluru and look forward to adding value by developing Tesco’s technology powers and delivering intelligent platforms on a global scale”.

Prior to joining Tesco, Prakash led the technology team at Target, building the ‘vision computing platform’ to solve for complex retail challenges. He has also spent over a decade working with IBM in the US and India.

Prakash has also filed two patents for automating business processes. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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