Rahul Jalali

EVP & Chief Information Officer at Union Pacific Railroad

Rahul Jalali was appointed senior vice president-Information Technologies and chief information officer in November 2020. In this position, Jalali serves as the organization’s technology thought leader, ensuring Union Pacific has a complete, integrated process and systems strategy. This includes flexibility to innovate and improve speed-to-market by introducing new capabilities and business models driven by technology.

Prior to joining Union Pacific, Jalali spent 23 years with Walmart Inc. in increasing leadership roles, most recently as corporate vice president in the technology division serving Walmart International. He specializes in developing world-class technology organizations that can scale technology platforms, leverage data, automation, machine learning, build quality products and grow/optimize businesses.

Jalali holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) in Pilani, India. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Greater Bentonville Chamber of Commerce in Arkansas. He and his family are passionate about involvement in the local community development projects with a focus on development of children.

He and his wife, Shefali, have a son and a daughter.



  • EVP & Chief Information Officer

    Current role

  • SVP, Information Technologies & Chief Information Officer

    November 2, 2020

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