Nike appoints Anthony Watson as new CIO

US sportswear and accessories designer and distributor Nike has announced the appointment of Anthony Watson as the company’s new chief information officer (CIO) and is anticipated to start in mid-April.

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Watson, a veteran of the information technology business, joins Nike from Barclays Bank, where he has been their London-based managing director and CIO for Europe and the Middle East, as well as for global operations since 2009.

Prior to Barclays, Watson was senior vice president and global head of technology services for Wells Fargo, where he also served as a member of the board of directors of Wells Fargo Bank International. He has also held senior roles at CitiGroup, Unisys Corporation, Microsoft and First-e Bancorp, Europe’s first Internet bank.

“We look forward to Watson joining our team and bringing his deep knowledge, expertise and vision to lead Nike’s overall technology strategy,” says Eric Sprunk, chief operating officer for Nike. “We are confident he can deliver progressive and innovative technology solutions and help us to continue to drive sustainable, profitable growth,” Sprunk adds.

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