XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), fra i leader globali nella fornitura di servizi di trasporto e logistica, ha annunciato oggi che Karlis Kirsis è stato nominato Chief Legal Officer di GXO Logistics, Inc, il previsto spin-off della divisione logistica di XPO. Kirsis ricopre attualmente l’incarico di Senior Vice President, European Chief Legal Officer di XPO Logistics Europe, e sarà responsabile delle funzioni Legal e Compliance di GXO, inclusi gli aspetti di corporate governance, commerciali e contenziosi.
Kirsis è entrato in XPO nel 2016, con l’incarico di Vice President, Corporate and Securities Counsel, diventando poi Senior Vice President, Corporate Counsel. In precedenza, aveva trascorso 10 anni come Senior Corporate Associate a New York e a Londra per Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, dove aveva eseguito operazioni di M&A e Corporate Finance di portata globale. Kirsis ha conseguito un dottorato in giurisprudenza presso la New York University School of Law ed una laurea presso l'Amherst College.
Brad Jacobs, Presidente e CEO di XPO Logistics, ha dichiarato: “La vasta esperienza di Karlis in contesti aziendali e legali di eccellenza mondiale, in particolare nel settore della supply chain, saranno asset significativi per GXO. Kalis Kirsis contribuirà ad allineare le funzioni legali dell’azienda con gli obiettivi strategici e rivoluzionari di quest’ultima”.
Come precedentemente annunciato, XPO prevede di scorporare la propria divisione logistica, costituendo una società separata e quotata in Borsa il 2 agosto 2021. Come secondo provider pure-play di contract logistics del mondo, GXO sarà ben posizionata per sfruttare i venti favorevoli del settore: la crescita dell'e-commerce, la domanda di automazione della logistica proveniente dai clienti ed il crescente orientamento all'outsourcing della supply chain. L'azienda conta attualmente circa 885 sedi logistiche in 27 paesi.
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 e YouTube.
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