April 1, 2021 3:45 PM, EDT

Sandeep Sakharkar to Become CIO for XPO Spinoff GXO

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XPO Logistics announced that Sandeep Sakharkar will become the chief information officer of spinoff business GXO Logistics.

Sakharkar joined the company earlier this year and currently serves as senior vice president of logistics technology. He will lead global systems development once the logistics segment transitions into GXO.

“Sandeep has an outstanding track record of achieving transformational change for global companies through digitalization and data science,” Mario Harik, chief information officer of XPO Logistics, said in a statement March 29. “Under his leadership, GXO’s technology organization will have a single-minded focus on realizing the company’s full potential as a leader in e-commerce fulfillment and advanced warehouse automation — major tailwinds driving growth in logistics outsourcing.”

XPO expects to spin off its logistics business in the second half of 2021. It will become a separate publicly traded logistics company at that time. The logistics operations include approximately 890 locations in 27 countries.

XPO ranks No. 1 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of the largest logistics companies. — Transport Topics

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