Rom Kosla has been appointed chief information officer (CIO), Hewlwett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He moves from Ahold Delhaize USA, where he was serving as EVP and CIO since April 2021.
Having studied computer science at Cleveland State University, Kosla acquired an MBA from the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign. His professional journey began with National Auto Credit, where he joined as a business analyst in 1994. A year later, he moved to Nestle, as project manager / integration architect, based out of Cleveland, Ohio. Six years into this role, he was elevated to manager, SAP customer development and middleware (Globe programme), based out of Switzerland. He contributed significantly to the robust and efficient EAI architecture that he co-developed for the complex landscape of the company.
After a successful nine-year stint with Nestle, Kosla moved to Deloitte Consulting as manager, working out of the Greater Chicago Area.
In 2007, he joined PepsiCo as director of enterprise application development. Less than a year later, he became senior director – global application development and technology. By 2019, he was senior vice president and CIO, enterprise solutions.
The longest stint of his career was with PepsiCo, of over 14 years.
The year 2021 saw him essaying the role of EVP and CIO, for Retail Business Services (RBS), which is the services company of Ahold Delhaize USA.
Respected as both a leader and a technical reference, Kosla is “excited to be joining HPE” and is “ looking forward to meeting the teams, partners and customers of the company”.