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University of Warwick appoints new Chief Information and Transformation Officer

Raja Saleem Javaid has been appointed as Chief Information and Transformation Officer (CITO) at the University of Warwick.

Joining in early October from the International Airlines Group (IAG), Raja will sit on the university’s executive board and lead Warwick’s Information & Digital Group (IDG).

He will oversee the university’s ambitious digital transformation programme, which underpins Warwick’s growth and development as a world class institution.

Working closely with colleagues across the university, Raja will continue to develop and improve Warwick’s systems and processes so it can continue to meet the fast-changing needs of its community and stakeholders.

With over 20 years’ experience from the aerospace, engineering, and retail sectors, Raja has a proven track record for delivering complex and large-scale information technology programmes for brands including Rolls Royce, Boots and Dixons Retail.

Commenting on his appointment, Raja Saleem Javaid, said: “I am delighted to be joining a truly world class university at such an exciting time. Robust information technology systems underpin the successful operation of modern organisations, and Warwick is no different.

“I am looking forward to the challenge of overseeing the systems, networks, and technologies which support Warwick’s teaching and research excellence and enable staff and students to deliver and experience some of the highest quality university education in the world.”

Stuart Croft, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Warwick, said: “I’m delighted that Raja has joined us at such an important point in our digital transformation journey.

“He brings with him a wealth of experience, knowledge and expertise along with a proven track record for delivering complex IT projects within multinational organisations.

“He is ideally placed to ensure we have the world-class digital infrastructure we need to continue to meet the fast-changing needs of our staff, students and global community. I look forward to working with him over the coming months and years.”


Wed 21 Sep 2022, 15:43 | Tags: Staff, leadership