NOTHS and Tesco veteran Simon Belsham takes on

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Walmart owned marketplace has a new CEO and it’s someone with a solid British background. Simon Belsham previously headed up and is also a former Tesco ecommerce staffer with a solid heritage. Now he is heading up Jet.

Belsham will take the role vacated by Liza Landsman, who became president following the acquisition when founder Marc Lore moved up to oversee Walmart’s U.S. ecommerce operations. Landsman announced last month she’s joining VC firm NEA.

Simon spent seven years at Tesco, UK’s top grocery and general merchandise retailer, leading their Grocery Online transformation from ‘tablet to table’ for all of U.K. and 10 markets across Central Europe and Asia. He also built a general merchandise platform for Ocado, a U.K.-based innovator in online grocery. Most recently, he built deep experience in reinventing retail as CEO of venture-backed, a curated gifting platform. His omnichannel experience and track record of innovation from his time in consumables and durables will help spearhead Jet’s focus to be the leading online retailer for the urban consumers.
– Marc Lore

Belsham says of his ambitions and appointment:

I’m incredibly excited to join Jet and become part of the Walmart eCommerce team. I’ve long been an admirer of both Walmart and the Jet founders, and together we have a formidable team combining some of the world’s best retailers and entrepreneurs. There are so many ways technology can change retail and be a force for good in our lives. In my view, there is no business better positioned to take advantage of the opportunity ahead than the combination of Walmart and Jet. I believe this creates a unique moment to build something very differentiated and engaging for customers and I’m eager to roll up my sleeves and lead Jet during this exciting and transformative time.
– Simon Belsham



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