Online takeaway ordering company Just East has appointed a new chief technology and product officer (CTPO).
Fernando Fanton was the former head of technology strategy for Elsevier, and takes over from Carlos Morgado who spent seven years as CTO.
Just Eat said that Fanton co-founded a technology startup and graduated with a computer science degree before joining Microsoft, where he worked in the firm's Redmond headquarters for six years. He joined McKinsey & Co as a consultant after undertaking an MBA at Wharton Business School.
Fanton joined Elsevier in 2012 as head of technology strategy and then moved to Mendeley.com in London as head of product and technology before joining Just Eat.
Fanton began his new role on Monday, and will become a member of Just Eat's executive committee.
“I am hugely excited to be joining Just Eat. It is a company I have admired for some time and I am looking forward to contributing to the next stage of its development,” he said.
Morgado, who he replaces, is "pursuing other opportunities" after seven years as CTO. Just Eat chief executive David Buttress thanked Morgado for his time at the firm, stating that he had played "an incredible role in shaping the business" and that his contribution had been "invaluable".
Buttress did not expand on the shift in role from CTO to CTPO, but it isn't the first IT leader role to have a "product" element added to the job title.
Current News UK CTO Christina Scott was promoted from her CIO role at the Financial Times to chief information and product officer.
Scott told Computing that it came about because there was a gap between the technology area and the FT's products, exemplified by the fact that the product teams were positioned in the B2C part of the business which didn't make sense when it came to rolling out B2B products.
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