Ocado has appointed Solutions chief executive Luke Jensen to the board as executive director, effective from next month.

Jensen joined the online grocery retailer in February last year and has overseen the progress of its international partnerships, including with Sobeys and Casino.

He has also been managing Ocado’s relationship with existing partner Morrisons. 

Ocado chairman Lord Rose said: “Luke has led the Ocado Solutions team which has delivered three international deals for the company in the past 12 months.

”The board is confident that Ocado Solutions will create significant long-term value to the group and we believe it is important to have this business represented at board level.”

Jensen also implied that there are further international partnerships in the pipeline.

He said: ”My first year has been transformational for the business and I look forward to growing the Ocado Solutions business and to welcoming more major grocers to our expanding list of international partners powered by Ocado Smart Platform.”

Previously Jensen held senior positions at Boston Consulting Group and Sainsbury’s.