Online fashion retailer ZALORA announced the appointment of Silvia Thom as Chief Technology Officer. She is taking over from Karthik Subramanian who will move on to assume the Global CTO role in Global Fashion Group, ZALORA’s parent company.
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Prior to her appointment as CTO, Silvia was previously the Senior Director of Product Management & 1Engineering, responsible for product engineering across the regional ZALORA tech portfolio. Silvia contributed to many impactful initiatives in the Product and Engineering team. She has an excellent track-record of delivering difficult technology projects including most of the tech innovations on the app, operations, customer-retention and customer experience.
Gunjan Soni, ZALORA CEO shared, “During this time of accelerated growth for ZALORA, we decided to look within the organization to entrust the duty of ushering ZALORA’s next chapter of innovation and growth. Silvia is a proven leader with impressive technical skills, and business vision. I am confident that with Silvia at the helm of our Tech team, ZALORA will continue to give fashion consumers in Asia, the best online and seamless shopping experience.”
Commenting on her appointment, Silvia shared, “I am extremely excited about leading our amazing Engineering team through the next phase of growth at ZALORA. Together, we will continue to deliver the best shopping experience to our customers and drive innovation as the number #1 tech platform for fashion in South East Asia. I also want to express my deepest gratitude to Karthik who trusted me with a lot of responsibility in these past 6 years at ZALORA and whose leadership has been fundamental in preparing me for this role.”
Silvia has a degree in Business Administration from the University of Saarland and brings 13 years of experience having held several tech leadership roles at fast-growth companies including beauty subscription service, Glossybox and Sellaband, a music crowdfunding platform, where she was Country Manager for Japan before joining ZALORA in February 2013.