XPO Logistics, proveedor líder global de soluciones de transporte y logística, ha anunciado hoy el nombramiento de Karlis Kirsis como director jurídico de GXO Logistics, Inc., la escisión prevista del negocio de logística de XPO. Kirsis es actualmente vicepresidente sénior y director jurídico europeo de XPO Logistics Europa. Asumirá la dirección de las funciones legal y de compliance de GXO, que incluyen gobierno corporativo, litigios y asuntos comerciales.
Kirsis se incorporó a XPO en 2016 como vicepresidente, asesor corporativo y de valores, y más tarde pasó a ser vicepresidente sénior, asesor corporativo. Anteriormente había trabajado 10 años como socio corporativo sénior en Nueva York y Londres para Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, donde era responsable de operaciones de fusión y adquisición globales y de financiación corporativa. Es doctor en jurisprudencia por la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Nueva York y licenciado por el Amherst College.
Brad Jacobs, presidente y consejero delegado de XPO Logistics, ha comentado: “La amplia experiencia de Karlis en entornos legales y corporativos de primera línea, y especialmente en el sector de cadena de suministro, será un importante activo para GXO. Contribuirá a alinear las funciones jurídicas de la compañía con sus objetivos estratégicos, diseñados para cambiar las reglas del juego”.
Tal como se ha anunciado, XPO tiene previsto escindir su negocio de logística para formar una compañía independiente que cotice en bolsa el 2 de agosto de 2021. Como mayor proveedor exclusivo de logística contractual del mundo, GXO estará bien posicionada para capitalizar los tres principales vientos de cola del crecimiento del e-commerce, la demanda de automatización logística por parte de los clientes y la creciente tendencia hacia la externalización de la cadena de suministro. En la actualidad, las operaciones se desarrollan en aproximadamente 885 centros logísticos en 27 países.
About the GXO Spin-Off
XPO expects to spin off its logistics segment on August 2, 2021, creating two, pure-play industry powerhouses. The separation will create two independent public companies with distinct investment identities and service offerings in vast addressable markets. GXO will be the largest pure-play contract logistics provider in the world, and XPO will be a leading provider of transportation services, primarily less-than-truckload transportation and truck brokerage. Completion of the spin-off is subject to various conditions, and there can be no assurance that the transaction will occur or, if it does occur, of its terms or timing. Visit gxo.com for more information.
About XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) provides cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world, with two business segments: transportation and logistics. The company helps more than 50,000 customers manage their supply chains most efficiently, using a network of 1,621 locations in 30 countries and approximately 140,000 team members, including 108,000 employees and 32,000 temporary workers. The company’s corporate headquarters are in Greenwich, Conn., USA. Visit xpo.com for more information, and connect with XPO on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram y YouTube.
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