M&S Hires First Head of Data Science

Mehdi Hosseini

Mehdi Hosseini

October 9 2019 / MrWeb -- British retailer M&S has hired former GroupM exec Mehdi Hosseini for a newly created role, Head of Data Science, including responsibility for recruiting for up to twenty new roles in the near future.

Hosseini joins from WPP-owned media investment management operation GroupM, where he was VP, Data Science and Product for the firm's [m]PLATFORM data, analytics and digital services suite of products. Before this, he worked for Sky as Lead Data Scientist, setting up the broadcaster's first data science function; and earlier he was a Research Scientist at the University of Cambridge, and a Machine Learning Researcher at Microsoft. More…