Chris Shortt


Job Title: CIO

Company: Pick n Pay


Chris Shortt has been the Group CIO for Pick n Pay since April 2021. Prior to this he was general manager in information services for the same company for four years. He spent thirteen years working at UCS Solutions in a number of positions including chief innovation officer and programme director. Chris also worked at Affinity Logic and Spherion Technologies. He has B.BusSc. from the University of Cape Town.

2021 - Present     Group Executive: Information and Technology (CITO), Pick n Pay
2016 - 2021          General Manager: Information Services, Pick n Pay
2015 - 2016          Chief Innovation Officer, UCS Solutions
2008 - 2015          Senior Executive, Application Services, UCS Solutions
2005 - 2007          Executive: Enterprise Solutions & Programme Director, UCS Solutions
2003 - 2005          Executive: Collaborative Solutions & Programme Manager, UCS Solutions
2002 - 2003          Solution Architect & Programme Manager, UCS Solutions
2000 - 2001          Solution Architect & Programme Manager, Affinity Logic    
1997 - 2000          Solution Architect & Programme Manager, Spherion Technologies
1994 - 1996          SAP Consultant, EDS Africa

1991 - 1995          B.BusSc. Hons., University of Cape Town

About Pick n Pay: The Pick n Pay Group is a grocery, clothing and general merchandise retailer, selling a wide range of products. Since 1967 when consumer champion Raymond Ackerman purchased the first four stores in Cape Town, the Group’s vision has grown and expanded to encompass stores in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland and Lesotho. In addition Pick n Pay owns a 49% share of a Zimbabwean supermarket business, TM Supermarkets. The Group is managed through its South Africa and Rest of Africa divisions.


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