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XPO Logistics nomina Sandeep Sakharkar come Chief Information Officer per lo spin-off di GXO Logistics

Greenwich, Conn. | March 31, 2021

XPO Logistics, Inc., fornitore leader mondiale di soluzioni di trasporto e logistica, ha annunciato oggi che Sandeep Sakharkar diventerà il Chief Information Officer di GXO Logistics, Incil previsto spin-off del segmento logistico di XPO. Sakharkar è attualmente senior vice president – logistics technology presso XPO. Dirigerà lo sviluppo dei sistemi globali di GXO quando l'organizzazione tecnologica del segmento logistico passerà a GXO.

La carriera ventennale di Sakharkar comprende ruoli come global vice president – core retail and infrastructure presso Foot Locker, Inc. e EMEA director of digital technology presso Johnson & Johnson. In precedenza, ha avuto il ruolo di direttore IT presso Johnson & Johnson per la regione Asia-Pacifico e come responsabile presso Cognizant Technology Services in Europa. Ha conseguito una certificazione post-laurea in management presso la Warwick Business School della Warwick University, nel Regno Unito.

Mario Harik, Chief Information Officer presso XPO Logistics, ha dichiarato: “Sandeep ha un'eccezionale esperienza nel realizzare cambiamenti trasformazionali per le aziende globali attraverso la digitalizzazione e la data science. Sotto la sua guida, l'organizzazione tecnologica di GXO si concentrerà principalmente sulla realizzazione del pieno potenziale dell'azienda come leader nell’e-commerce e nell'automazione avanzata del magazzino: i principali venti a favore che guidano la crescita dell’outsourcing logistico"".

Come precedentemente annunciato, XPO prevede di effettuare lo spin off della sua attività logistica nella seconda metà del 2021,con GXO che diventerà una società di logistica separata e quotata in borsa. GXO sarà il secondo più grande fornitore di contract logistics al mondo, con una proposta di valore che include offerte basate sulla tecnologia per l'e-commerce, il food e beverage, l’elettronica di consumo, l’industria, la reverse logistics ed altri settori chiave. Le operazioni logistiche comprendono attualmente circa 890 sedi in 27 paesi

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