Supply chain and industrial property development consultant, TM Insight has welcomed three leading global retail executives to spearhead its new ecommerce and digital team.

Nicole Scherholz Cipolla and Jan Becker will join TM Insight as executive directors of ecommerce, based in Australia, and Mitch Bittermann will join as executive vice president of ecommerce for TM Insight Asia, based in Singapore.

Together they will lead TM Insight’s ecommerce and digital offering across the Asia-Pacific region, working with the company’s broader supply chain and property consulting business to provide a true end-to-end service offering in their retail and supply chain transformations.

Scherholz Cipolla was most recently group senior strategy director at Global Fashion Group, the parent company of The Iconic, and chief commercial officer at Asia’s leading online fashion retailer, Zalora Philippines.

She is a recognised leader in successfully managing rapid growth and turning online businesses profitable, particularly in the consumer and retail sector, having previously headed up key growth categories at major European ecommerce platform Zalando.

Becker is the former director of brand marketing and consumer strategy at Zalora and vice president of marketing at Central Group Online, part of Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate.

He is known for his expertise in brand management and digital marketing, having led the brand strategy department at Zalando. Additionally, during Zalando’s evolution from start-up to stock-listed company, he worked on a variety of strategic initiatives to drive organisational transformation and facilitate hyper-growth.

Bittermann, most recently director of ecommerce for Southeast Asia at adidas, is a recognised leader of ecommerce and logistics strategies. He set up the front and backend strategy for adidas’ and marketplaces ventures across the region.

TM Insight CEO, Travis Erridge said: “Our clients have experienced incredible acceleration in ecommerce growth, with global online retail expected to reach up to US $10 trillion by 20231. With this growth, ecommerce is now a crucial component in a retailer’s business strategy that defines their supply chain and property solutions.

“I am incredibly excited to bring in the unmatched talents and experience of Nicole, Jan and Mitch in building and scaling ecommerce businesses to our clients and the Asia-Pacific region. By combining this expertise with TM Insight’s established leadership in supply chain transformations, we will create holistic ecommerce, omnichannel and supply chain strategies for our clients’ continued success.”

TM Insight is an internationally respected consultancy with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Singapore and a client list that includes Coles, Kmart, Woolworths, Bunnings, Asahi, Lion, Martin Bower and Symbion.