FUMBI CHIMA

DESIGNATED CIO ADIDAS, HERZOGENAURACH, GERMANY
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SHE SMASHED GLASS CEILINGS AT WALMART ASIA, BURBERRY, AND FOX NETWORKS GROUP, AND NOW TAKES ON THE NEXT ONE

WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN

At WORLDWEBFORUM, we are all interested in digital transformation and how to update ourselves and our businesses effectively throughout the entire organization. Most of us have a team, region or company to “transform”, and we know that the larger the unit, the longer it takes and more complex the process.

So what do Fox Networks, Burberry and Walmart Asia have in common? They are all mega-corporations that have successfully undergone digital transformation under the helm of Fumbi Chimba, a technology chief who has brought her passion for diversity and practical education with her across her transitions between the broadcast, fashion and retail industries.

Read more in our blog – and hear her speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2019 to understand how to tackle such an enormous task, how she addressed major challenges, and what she sees as the key drivers for the future of innovation in global corporations.

CIO ADIDAS ANNOUNCEMENT

The sporting goods manufacturer Adidas from Herzogenaurach will become the new CIO in January 2019 Fumbi Chima. She takes over the management of the IT department and reports to CFO Harm Ohlmeyer, the company said. In addition to IT, operational risk management and IT security were also her responsibilities.Top 500 company profile for Adidas

The former CIO Michael Vögele have left the company “at their own request.” At Adidas , he joined the CIO in October 2015 from Senior Vice President IT Applications. Overall, he worked at Adidas since 2011.

“I am delighted that we have been able to win Fumbi Chima for this key position, and she has broad international experience and will continue to drive us forward in the key issue of digital transformation.” I thank Michael Vögele for his commitment over the past seven years, “said Adidas CFO Ohlmeyer..

From CIO.DE

ADIDAS

Adidas has its roots in Germany but is a truly global company. Around the world Adidas employs nearly 57,000 people. Employees from about 100 nations are working at the global HQ in Herzogenaurach,Germany – the ‘World of Sports’. Every year Adidas produces over 900 million sports and sports lifestyle products with independent manufacturing partners worldwide. In 2017 Adidas generated sales of € 21.218 billion.

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BIOGRAPHY

Fumbi Chima is a management executive with more than 20 years of experience; she is proficient at developing and implementing IT strategic initiatives/projects, project management, driving business development, mentoring product development, leading operations, and providing leadership to multiple business units in technology, telecommunications, banking, the finance and investment management services sectors, and, most recently, retail — in Asia, Latin America, Europe, and the United States.

She is currently Head of Global Application Development for Merchandising, Marketing, Global Sourcing, Memberships, Development Enablement and all the Corporate Enterprise Systems at Wal-Mart.