InformationWeek Announces New Advisory Board Members; CIOs from Sunoco and Chiquita Brands International Appointed to Help Guide InformationWeek's Growth and Strategy

Jan 15, 2010, 13:09 ET from TechWeb

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TechWeb's InformationWeek, the market-leading business technology media brand, today announced two new members to its Advisory Board, an external group of executives that help InformationWeek identify and shape the brand's direction.  The new Advisory Board members are:

  • Manjit Singh, VP and CIO, Chiquita Brands International

      Mr. Singh has been Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Chiquita Brands International since September 2006. From April 2006 to September 2006, Mr. Singh was Chiquita's Vice President, Corporate and Commercial IT. From May 2002 to April 2006, Mr. Singh was Director, Asia Pacific Business Systems and Regional Chief Information Officer in Singapore for The Gillette Company (which was acquired in October 2005 by the Procter & Gamble Company). He had previously been employed by Broadwing Corp, a telecommunications company, from February 2001 to January 2002 as Director, Strategic Alliances.

  • Peter Whatnell, CIO, Sunoco

      Mr. Whatnell joined Sunoco as CIO in November 2001 to develop and lead the company's IT renewal strategy. Prior to that he spent 17 years with Texaco, where he served as Head of IT Europe in London, and then moved to the USA in 1995, serving in several corporate director positions covering IS, Telecommunications, Advanced Technology Services, and ERP.  Mr. Whatnell was also a member of Texaco's global technology policy and strategy team, and General Manager IT in the shared services company for Texaco, Shell and Saudi Refining Inc. He is also a past president of the influential Society for Information Management (SIM).

Mr. Whatnell and Mr. Singh join current board members: Dave Bent, Senior VP and CIO, United Stationers; Robert Carter, Executive VP and CIO, Fedex; Michael Cuddy, VP and CIO, Toromont Industries; Laurie Douglas, Senior VP and CIO, Publix Super Markets; Dan Drawbaugh, CIO, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Kent Kushar, VP and CIO, E.&J. Gallo Winery; Carolyn Lawson, Director, e-services, California Office of the CIO; Jason Maynard, Berkowitz Capital Senior Analyst; Randall Mott, Senior Executive VP and CIO, Hewlett-Packard; Jeffrey Neville, CIO, Eastern Mountain Sports; Denis O'Leary, Former Executive VP,; C.K. Prahalad, Professor of Business Administration, University of Michigan; Mykolas Rambus, Head of Technology and Special Projects, Forbes Media; M.R. Rangaswami, Founder, Sand Hill Group; David Smoley, CIO, Flextronics; and Ralph J. Szygenda, Former Group VP and CIO, General Motors.

"The addition of these leading professionals to our advisory board adds to an already strong group of strategic thinkers," said Rob Preston, vice president and editor in chief of InformationWeek. "Peter and Manjit bring a diverse set of skills to InformationWeek's advisory board. Their contributions and talents will be great assets to InformationWeek's editorial and business strategies."

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