ShipBob Appoints New Leadership Hire Kamal Sundar as Sr. Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy
ShipBob continues to drive innovation with Sundar heading up supply chain and cross-functional strategies to drive customization at scale
ShipBob, the leading global omnifulfillment platform, announced the appointment of Kamal Sundar to Sr. Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy. This strategic appointment comes at a critical time in the industry, as supply chain issues are at the forefront, and Kamal’s wealth of knowledge as a supply chain strategist will have an immediate impact on ShipBob’s ability to continue providing best-in-class omnichannel logistics. The new leadership position has been created to strengthen several key functions for the ShipBob supply chain, including business-to-business (B2B), transportation (middle-mile, carrier networks and performance), inventory placement, continuous improvement and many other functions crucial to ShipBob’s supply chain strategy.
“As ShipBob continues to scale our worldwide supply chain, we will expand our capabilities to help our merchants with all of their supply chain needs,” said Todd Bills, CLO of ShipBob. “We are passionate about driving customization at scale. Our focus is to customize the merchant experience and provide an omnichannel fulfillment platform for all. Our merchants trust us to be on the forefront of solving their supply chain challenges. We are excited to have Kamal join our ShipBob team. His experience, drive and passion will help ShipBob continue to build our world-class platform and keep ShipBob at the leading edge of the ecommerce fulfillment space.”
Kamal’s experience leading supply chain organizations for 25 years, with a focus on building competitive capabilities and rapidly scaling them to enable growth, makes him a valuable asset to ShipBob. His innovative approach has led to progressively increasing leadership roles at IBM, Ernst & Young and Amazon. Most recently at Amazon, he led a global organization that utilized near real-time customer data to drive supply chain improvements. Prior to this, Kamal led the development of supply chain capabilities to enable business-to-business growth on the Amazon platform.
Kamal has an Industrial Engineering degree from Texas A&M University, Mechanical Engineering degree from PSG College of Technology in India and executive education from MIT.
“I am very excited to join ShipBob at this pivotal moment of growth and to bring my experience to the table,” said Kamal Sundar. “Over the last 8 years, the team at ShipBob has built an amazing organization with the mission to provide ecommerce businesses the best-in-class fulfillment capabilities. I am thrilled to help expand and scale the capabilities ShipBob offers to enable the success of a multitude of ecommerce merchants.”
Kamal joins ShipBob at a time of unprecedented growth, with a valuation of more than $1 billion, while celebrating its eighth year in business. It all started with humble beginnings and brainstorming ideas in a Chicago apartment and, eight years later, ShipBob now boasts fulfillment centers around the world. In just the past year, ShipBob opened its first fulfillment center in Australia, along with new centers in the European Union (Poland and Ireland). North America saw continued expansion in Canada and 13 new fulfillment centers in the United States. Kamal’s supply chain expertise will allow ShipBob to continue providing best-in-class logistics to its more than 7,000 brands throughout the world, while being at the forefront of ever-evolving technologies for seamless ecommerce shipping.