Shekar Natarajan

Shekar Natarajan
Shekar Natarajan
EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO)
American Eagle Outfitters, Inc.
Shekar Natarajan is a transformative leader with a record of progressive, positive disruption and industry-standard-setting innovation for top Fortune 100 companies. In his nearly 20-year career, Shekar has created an industry-standard last-mile beverage delivery system; re-engineered a grocery home delivery/ pick-up operating model; built and scaled grocery-shopping operations; created and piloted a distribution center drone program; built an automated direct-store delivery system; developed methodologies followed by the White House & FEMA; and enhanced visitor theme park experience through wearable RFID technology. As AEO’s Chief Global Supply Chain Officer, Shekar has brought transformation to the specialty retailer to create a robust ecosystem of operations rooted in operational excellence, strategy, data analytics and partnership. Shekar's role was expanded in November 2021 to include CEO of newly acquired AirTerra and Quiet Logistics.

Speaking in:

Monday
June 20
3:00 pm3:30 pm
Grand Ballroom AB
The acceleration to digital, further fast-tracked by the pandemic, has put increased pressure on retail’s supply chain, making it imperative for businesses to rethink their operations with agility, resilience, and out-of-the-box strategies. To support changing consumer behaviors and drive profitability, retailers and brands have to adjust their networks and build a shared, scalable, hyper-… Read more