SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) announced today that Yasir Anwar has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer, reporting to Laura Alber, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. In this role, Anwar will lead all technology aspects of the company’s digital experience, retail stores, and supply chain, and will oversee the company’s Outward, Inc. subsidiary.
“We are thrilled to welcome Yasir to our executive team,” said Alber. “At Williams-Sonoma, Inc., technology is at the center of our vision to enhance people’s lives at home. With his strong engineering and digital background, Yasir will accelerate our initiatives to improve customer satisfaction in all channels and drive supply chain efficiencies. His deep understanding of e-commerce combined with his innovative and collaborative spirit are ideal for leading our technology strategies and teams.”
Anwar said, “I am excited to join Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a company that I believe truly values the importance of technology as a foundation for success. I look forward to applying my learnings, passion, and drive for technology to propel our customer experience to the next level.”
During his career, Anwar has led various organizations through major transformations—building platforms and capabilities, and re-engineering large and legacy systems, through a culture focused on customer experience, innovation, experimentation, and agility. Anwar most recently served as Chief Technology Officer at Macy’s, where he had also held various leadership roles in digital technology and engineering. Prior to joining Macy’s, he served as the head of platform engineering at Walmartlabs. Previously, Anwar was the head of engineering for Samsclub.com and led architecture for Walmart.com.
ABOUT WILLIAMS-SONOMA, INC.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. is a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home. These products, representing eight distinct merchandise strategies – Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, West Elm, PBteen, Williams Sonoma Home, Rejuvenation, and Mark and Graham – are marketed through e-commerce websites, direct mail catalogs and retail stores. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. currently operates in the United States, Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom, offers international shipping to customers worldwide, and has unaffiliated franchises that operate stores in the Middle East, the Philippines and South Korea, and stores and e-commerce websites in Mexico.