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UNFI Elects Mohammad To Board Of Directors

Shamim Mohammad

Providence, Rhode Island-based United Natural Foods Inc. has appointed Shamim Mohammad to its board of directors. The company believes that this appointment will reflect UNFI’s commitment to refreshment, adding technology expertise in areas that can help advance UNFI’s long-term strategic objectives.

Shamim’s proven track record in strategic leadership and development of forward-thinking technology solutions will make him a valuable addition to our board,” said Jack Stahl, independent chair of UNFI’s board.

“As UNFI executes our ‘fuel the future’ strategy, we are focused on providing solutions for our customers and suppliers. Shamim’s knowledge and wealth of experience will help us create value for their businesses as well as for our shareholders,” said Sandy Douglas, UNFI’s CEO.

Mohammad serves as EVP and chief information and technology officer of CarMax Inc., the largest used car retailer in the U.S. He has served CarMax in various senior technology roles with increasing responsibility since 2012. Prior to joining CarMax, he held information technology leadership roles at BJ’s Wholesale Club Inc., Blockbuster Inc. and TravelClick Inc., a marketing technology and data analytical startup. Mohammad is a registered CPA.

In 2021, he was featured by Forbes Magazine as one of the top 50 CIOs in the nation who are redefining the CIO role and driving game-changing innovation.

In 2020, MIT Sloan selected Mohammad as the recipient of the CIO Leadership Award, which recognizes CIOs who lead their organizations to deliver exemplary levels of business value through the innovative use of technology. He is a thought leader and has been quoted in national outlets including the Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Review and The Wall Street Journal.

Mohammad received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and bachelor’s degree in computer science from Angelo State University.

UNFI’s board continuously evaluates the appropriate skills, experience and perspective necessary to meet the company’s strategic needs and has appointed three new directors in the last year. With the addition of Mohammad, UNFI’s Board consists of 11 directors, nine of whom are independent. The company believes that composition of the board also reflects UNFI’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. With the addition of Mohammad, the board includes four female directors and three people of color. UNFI directors serve one-year terms.

UNFI is a food wholesaler that delivers a wide variety of products to customer locations throughout North America including natural product superstores, independent retailers, conventional supermarket chains, e-commerce retailers and food service customers.

For more information, visit unfi.com.

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