Fahim Siddiqui is executive vice president (EVP) and chief information officer (CIO) of The Home Depot. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s technology strategy, infrastructure and software development for The Home Depot’s more than 2,300 retail stores, supply chain facilities, store support centers and online systems.
Prior to being named CIO, Fahim served as senior vice president of information technology. Fahim and his team focused on the development of innovative applications and solutions for the online, marketing, merchandising, data & analytics and supply chain functions. Using an agile approach and the latest in cloud-based engineering practices, the team enhanced the interconnected experience across the company for customers and associates. Since joining The Home Depot in 2018, Fahim has led the build of several transformational capabilities that are powering the One Home Depot strategy. This includes the rollout of a central platform of common services to deliver agility, consistency and efficiencies across the customer experience.
Before coming to The Home Depot, Fahim spent more than three decades leading software development in the retail, energy and telecom sectors. Most recently, he was senior vice president/CIO – eCommerce & digital at Staples, where he led software teams responsible for the digital transformation of the enterprise. Previously he served in technology, product and engineering leadership roles at Vidyo, Intralinks, Sereniti (founder), K2 Software, MCI, Time Warner Telecom and Sprint. For his technical contributions, Fahim has been awarded 5 U.S. patents.
Fahim actively gives back to the community by volunteering at Team Depot events and serving in leadership roles across Atlanta. He is on the Board of Directors at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra where he is a co-chair of their Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) taskforce. For his contributions to DEI, the National Diversity Council recognized Fahim with its Technology Leadership Award in 2020. He also serves on the Carter Center’s Board of Councilors, was named to the Islamic Speaker Bureau’s Top 100 Georgia Muslims and received a commendation from the Georgia State Senate. Fahim also serves on the Alumni association governing board of the University of Missouri, Kansas City. He holds an executive MBA from Brown University and IE Business School and a master’s in computer science from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, where he was honored with the Alumni Achievement Award. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Iowa State University.
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Technology Leadership Award in 2020