Just Eat poaches EasyJet man for chief data officer role

alberto-villaverdeJust Eat is planning to beef up its data strategy with the appointment of EasyJet’s head of data science and yield Alberto Rey Villaverde as chief data officer.
The move reunites Villaverde with new Just Eat chief executive Peter Duffy, who joined from EasyJet in May and was promoted to CEO last month following the departure of Peter Plumb.
Villaverde spent over 12 and a half years with the airline and was responsible for implementing artificial intelligence across the business, from managing its flights schedule to boosting its new Flight Club loyalty programme as well as analysing the millions of searches on its website.
In his new role, he will lead Just Eat’s analytics and business insights and data science teams. This gives him a remit over business information, management information and reporting, as well as AI, algorithmic development and machine learning.
Duffy said: “Alberto’s expertise will help to position Just Eat as the market leader in data and analytics, as we further personalise our service and deliver our vision of ‘Serving the World’s Greatest Menu. Brilliantly.’”

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