Luke Jensen will be retiring from his role as chief executive of Ocado Solutions and executive director of the board, effective September 30.

Luke Jensen, chief executive of Ocado Solutions, speaking at Retail Week event

Luke Jensen will step down as CEO of Ocado Solutions in September

Jensen has held the chief executive role since 2017, playing a significant part in building the Ocado business globally, including signing its first international partnership with Spanish supermarket group Bon Preu that same year.

The online grocer named John Martin, current non-executive director at Ocado, as the next chief executive of Ocado Solutions. Martin starts his role on September 1 to ensure a smooth handover between the two. 

Tim Steiner, chief executive of Ocado, said: “Over the last six years, Luke has played a key role in our transformation into a global technology solutions business.

“He leaves our Solutions business in a strong position to drive future growth, having recently established a global regional structure, with the appointments of regional presidents and the creation of a global partner success organisation.

“We wish him well and thank him for his contribution to Ocado. Luke will be supporting the transition over the coming months.”

Jensen said: “I am proud and honoured to have played a part in the transformation of Ocado from a UK retail company to a global leader in technology solutions.

“With the rollout of its latest innovations underway, Ocado is better placed than ever to support its partners to win in their markets and to forge new partnerships with leading grocers across the globe. I wish Ocado every success for the future.”