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Transportation and logistics giant XPO Logistics has announced the appointment of Aris Kekedjian, a longtime GE executive, to its board of directors.
Kekedjian has joined the board as an “independent” director, who is not an XPO employee. Aside from Chairman and CEO Bradley Jacobs, all of XPO’s board members are independent.
“Aris has three decades of Fortune 20 experience and has executed M&A transactions with a combined value of over $300 billion,” Jacobs said in a statement Oct. 16. “His C-suite background adds a strong global component to the financial acumen of our board.”
Kekedjian’s experience includes 30 years with GE, where he served as chief investment officer from 2016 to 2019.
During this time, he was instrumental in the $30 billion merger between GE Oil & Gas and Baker Hughes, which combined industrial-service operations in 120 countries. In addition, he led acquisitions in industries including the industrial internet of things, 3D printing, life sciences and renewable energy.
His earlier positions at GE included roles as deputy treasurer and as Latin America managing director.
Kekedjian now advises global companies on finance and M&A strategies.
He formerly served on the board of directors of transportation geotechnology provider Maptuit, which is now part of Verizon, and on the advisory board of enterprise-software company eMOBUS, which is now part of Asentinel.
XPO Logistics ranks No. 3 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of for-hire carriers in North America.
XPO operates across 1,537 locations in 30 countries, with 100,000 employees. It is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn.
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