XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), een leidende, wereldwijde leverancier van transport- en logistieke oplossingen, heeft vandaag de benoeming van Karlis Kirsis aangekondigd als Chief Legal Officer van GXO Logistics, Inc., de voorgenomen spin-off van de logistieke activiteit van XPO. Karlis Kirsis is op het ogenblik Senior Vice President en European Chief Legal Officer van XPO Logistics Europe. Hij wordt verantwoordelijk voor juridische en de nalevingsfuncties van GXO, inclusief wat betreft corporate governance, beheer van geschillen en handelsaangelegenheden.
Na zijn komst bij XPO in 2016 als Vice President en Corporate and Securities Counsel, werd Karlis Kirsis later Senior Vice President en Corporate Counsel van het bedrijf. Daarvoor werkte hij 10 jaar in New York en Londen als Senior Corporate Associate van Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, waar hij internationale fusies en acquisities en financiële bedrijfstransacties heeft begeleid. Karlis Kirsis is gediplomeerd doctor in de rechten van de New York University School of Law en heeft een bachelorgraad van het Amherst College.
Brad Jacobs, Chairman en Chief Executive Officer van XPO Logistics, verklaart: “Karlis heeft een brede ervaring in bedrijfs- en juridische omgevingen van wereldformaat, met name bij logistieke bedrijven. Dat is een troef van belang voor GXO, waar hij zal bijdragen tot het in lijn brengen van de juridische werking met de strategische, baanbrekende doelstellingen van het bedrijf.”
Zoals eerder aangekondigd, zal XPO naar verwachting op 2 augustus 2021 haar logistieke activiteit verzelfstandigen onder de vorm van een afzonderlijke beursgenoteerde vennootschap. Als grootste pure-play contractlogistieke leverancier ter wereld zal GXO perfect zijn geplaatst om in te spelen op de drie belangrijke drijvende factoren in de logistieke sector: de groei van de e-commerce, de stijgende vraag naar automatisering bij klanten en de snel opkomende trend naar uitbesteding van supply chain diensten. De toekomstige activiteit van GXO omvat momenteel nagenoeg 885 logistieke locaties in 27 landen.
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 en YouTube.
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