Dave Ubachs has been appointed European CIO of Staples.

The former Procter & Gamble CIO, placed at number 12 in the CIO100 in 2012, began his new role last month following a stint as CIO for market research company Ipsos.

As CIO at Staples, the world's largest office products company and a leading player in e-commerce, Ubachs takes responsibility for IT demand and supply across all business units in 16 countries with a team of around 250.

Ubachs, who told CIO magazine in January 2012 that he relishes the challenges of a seat at the top table, will sit on the Staples European Leadership Team and revealed his new focus was on business transformation, SAP deployment, e-commerce and "regionalising the IT organisation and systems".