Kantar appoints Alex Cesar to new chief technology officer role

Reporting to deputy CEO Ian Griffiths, new Kantar CTO Cesar will be responsible for defining and delivering the future technology agenda core to the next phase of the comapny’s growth.

Cesar was most recently CIO of data & analytics for London Stock Exchange Group, where she led the technology teams delivering the revenue-driving data & analytics solutions, joining LSEG through its acquisition of Refinitiv in January 2021.

Previously, as CTO of Refinitiv, Cesar led the teams that built, operated and innovated the company’s strategic data platforms.

Prior to this, she served as Refinitiv’s global head of risk technology, after holding various tech leadership roles at Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and other financial institutions.

Additionally, Cesar is known to be a strong diversity and inclusion advocate, mentoring at Urban Synergy, an early intervention mentoring charity helping less privileged young people reach their full potential.

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“The technology transformation at Kantar will be the work of a community; our clients, product owners and tech team,” said new Kantar chief technology officer, Cesar.

“I am excited to lead that process. In Kantar we have the most comprehensive view of how consumers live and act.

“Constantly upgrading the platforms and operating models for how we apply analytics to that data will place Kantar firmly as the leader of the transformation taking place in our industry.”

Ian Griffiths, deputy CEO & CFO of Kantar, commented: “Kantar’s growth will be generated through using advanced technology, together with our in-depth data and analysis capabilities, to provide superior insights and advice to our clients.

“In partnership with our product leaders, Alex will define and execute a path to that future, creating a step change in how we use advanced analytics to deliver ever more value to clients as the world’s leading data-led insights and consulting company.”

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Aaron Hurst

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