EVP, Chief Technology Officer
Gurmeet is the EVP, Chief Technology Officer at Big Lots, where he is responsible for all things technology including application development, infrastructure services, technology architecture, end-user computing, and enterprise business application portfolio.
Prior to joining Big Lots, he led technology, data, artificial intelligence (AI), digital, and growth platform at Al-Futtaim, a multibillion-dollar conglomerate in Dubai with a diverse portfolio of businesses across retail (IKEA, Marks & Spencer, ACE), auto (dealerships, auto parts, service), financial services, malls, real estate, and health care.
Gurmeet is an accomplished technology, digital, and transformation leader and practitioner who has successfully led what he calls “full stack” transformation for companies like 7-Eleven, Capital One, Intuit, FedEx, and McKinsey & Co. He’s established and led key transformation functions across technology, digital products, user experience, data science/AI, marketing, and digital labs.
Gurmeet sits on the board of directors at Focus Brands, LLC (a Roark Capital portfolio company). He holds a Ph.D. in engineering from Rice University and an undergraduate degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. He has traveled to 35+ countries and loves adventure and exploring.