Rucha Nanavati, GVP, Information Technologies

Rucha Nanavati

GVP, Information Technologies, Albertsons

Rucha leads information technology for retail stores, merchandising and marketing, supply chain and manufacturing for Albertsons Companies - one of the largest food and drug retailers in the United States with nearly 2,300 stores in 34 states and Washington, D.C. She is a strong leader with demonstrated experience in enabling business strategies through technology solutions.

Rucha leads various digital transformation initiatives across her portfolios including legacy modernization, robotic automation and data science solutions. She also oversess innovation and emerging technology trials across retail, merchandising and marketing and supply chain. Earlier this year Rucha completed her keystone project, the integration of Albertsons and Safeway companies onto one set of systems by converting 11 divisions, 967 stores and 13 distribution centers.

Prior to joining Safeway in 2013, Rucha was part of Motorola’s technology team. She also has consulting background from working at PriceWaterHouseCoopers and more.