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Top 20 Leadership Changes in Data and Analytics: Key Appointments in the US 2023

Chief Data Officers & Chief Analytics Officers are making their mark across leading US organizations. Find out about the most significant leadership changes in this listicle. Leverage Chief Data Officer Appointments & data to drive innovation & efficiency.

The realm of data and analytics in the US has witnessed a series of strategic appointments that reflect the growing importance of data-driven decision making in various industries. From global investment firms to leading commercial banks, these appointments highlight the emphasis on leveraging data for business growth, innovation, and efficient operations. This listicle provides an overview of the significant leadership changes in the roles of Chief Data Officers and Chief Analytics Officers across prominent US organizations.

  1. T. Rowe Price Appoints Kelly Shen as Chief Data Officer: Kelly Shen joins T. Rowe Price as the new Chief Data Officer, bringing over 25 years of experience in data and analytics. Her role will focus on leveraging data as a key asset for the firm.
  2. Danske Bank Names Niresh Rajah as Group Chief Data Officer: Niresh Rajah, with 20 years of experience in financial services, joins Danske Bank as the Group Chief Data Officer, focusing on data, regulation, and innovation.
  3. Webster Bank Promotes Vishal Patel to Chief Data Analytics Officer – Executive Managing Director: Vishal Patel, with extensive experience in data modernization, is promoted to Chief Data Analytics Officer at Webster Bank.
  4. Walgreens Boots Alliance Welcomes Vipin Gopal as Chief Data and Analytics Officer: Vipin Gopal joins WBA as Chief Data and Analytics Officer, bringing over 20 years of experience across various sectors.
  5. Standard Chartered Bank Appoints Kamayini Kaul as Group Chief Data Officer: Kamayini Kaul, with over 20 years of diverse experience, is announced as Group Chief Data Officer at Standard Chartered Bank.
  6. BNY Mellon Appoints Sal Marraccino as Divisional Chief Data Officer, Managing Director: Sal Marraccino, with a 20-year track record, joins BNY Mellon as Divisional Chief Data Officer.
  7. Bayer Appoints Santha Ramakrishnan as VP and Head of R&D Data Strategy and Governance: Santha Ramakrishnan takes on the role of VP and Head of R&D Data Strategy and Governance at Bayer.
  8. Farmers Insurance Promotes Tom Marlow to VP Head of Data and Analytics: Tom Marlow, previously VP Data Strategy and Transformation, is promoted at Farmers Insurance.
  9. Barings Elevates Sana Ramasamy as Chief Data Officer: Sana Ramasamy, previously Global Head of Software Engineering at Barings, is appointed as Chief Data Officer.
  10. Freddie Mac Appoints Cathy Doss as Vice President – Enterprise Chief Data Officer: Cathy Doss, an experienced executive in financial services, joins Freddie Mac as the new Enterprise Chief Data Officer.
  11. SAP Announces Walter Sun as New Global Head of Artificial Intelligence: Walter Sun, formerly of Microsoft, joins SAP as Global Head of AI.
  12. Green Street Welcomes Anjali Gupta Reddi as New Chief Data Officer: Anjali Gupta Reddi, formerly at Dow Jones, is appointed as Chief Data Officer at Green Street.
  13. Liberty Mutual Insurance Appoints Yorck Einhaus as Chief Data Officer — Global Risk Solutions: Yorck Einhaus, previously with Farmers Insurance Group, joins Liberty Mutual Insurance.
  14. Truist Appoints Thomas Mazzaferro as CDAO: Thomas Mazzaferro, with extensive experience in data and analytics, joins Truist as CDAO.
  15. Optum Appoints Randy Albert as VP, Chief Analytics Officer: Randy Albert, with a background in financial management, joins Optum.
  16. Great American Insurance Group Promotes Joseph Kowaleski to SVP and CIO: Joseph Kowaleski is promoted within Great American Insurance Group.
  17. Ochsner Health Appoints Shashi Vangala as Chief Data Analytics Officer: Shashi Vangala, with extensive experience in healthcare BI/Analytics, joins Ochsner Health.
  18. Walgreens Boots Alliance Names Neal Sample Executive VP and CIO: Neal Sample, with a vast experience in technology and innovation, joins WBA.
  19. Lloyd’s Appoints Cassandra Vukorep as Chief Data Officer: Cassandra Vukorep, with experience across multiple industries, joins Lloyd’s.
  20. T. Rowe Price Appoints Cara Dailey as Chief Data Officer: Cara Dailey, with a strong background in data governance, joins T. Rowe Price.

These appointments not only signal a shift towards a more data-centric approach in organizational strategies but also underscore the increasing recognition of the pivotal role that data and analytics play in shaping the future of businesses.

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