IEC Awards 2018 Winner — Executive [Male]
Ketan Kale, General Manager—Fuel, at Coles Express, has more than 17 years of experience leading strategy and change in the retail, oil and IT industries. He currently leads a high performing team to manage a fuel and convenience network of over 720 locations across all states in Australia.
Coles Express is one of Australia’s key players in a highly competitive retail market, and so on a day to day basis Ketan operates in a high pressure environment managing everything from customer value proposition and fuel sales and revenue, to pricing and infrastructure management. At Coles, Ketan is also the founder and program director of a unique centralised fuel stock management system which has resulted in cost savings of millions of dollars. For his work Ketan has been recognised with numerous accolades such as the Coles Myer Innovation Award and National Achievers Award.
Giving back to the community is always top of mind for Ketan. He supports charities such as Bully Zero Australia to assist in raising funds to provide educational programs for children, and the Monash Children’s Hospital.