XPO announces new appointment

XPO announces new appointment

XPO Logistics, Inc., a provider of freight transportation services, has appointed Yoav Amiel as chief information officer for the planned spin-off of the company’s asset-light brokered transportation platform.

Amiel currently leads the technology organization for XPO’s North American transportation division led by Drew Wilkerson, who, as previously announced, will be chief executive officer of the spin-off company.

Amiel is a high-impact technology leader with 25 years of experience, including senior positions with world-class digital marketplaces. He joined XPO in 2018 as vice president, technology and has been instrumental in driving rapid industry adoption of the XPO Connect digital brokerage platform. In 2021, his responsibilities were expanded to include strategic leadership as senior vice president, technology. Prior to XPO, Amiel served as director of product at Amazon; and as head of product – machine-learned maps with both Uber and Microsoft, among other leadership roles.

Wilkerson said, “I’ve seen firsthand how Yoav’s expertise in transforming traditional transportation processes enhances the outperformance of our truck brokerage business, while delivering significant benefits to customers. His expertise will be an even stronger asset to the standalone company with a pure-play brokerage model.”

As previously announced, XPO intends to spin off its asset-light brokered transportation platform from its asset-based less-than-truckload business, creating two separate, publicly traded companies with vast growth prospects in North America. XPO’s best-in-class truck brokerage service will be the largest component of the spin-off, with complementary brokered services for managed transportation, last mile logistics and global forwarding. On June 2, 2022, XPO announced that it had filed a confidential Form 10 registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for the spin-off, which the company continues to expect to complete in the fourth quarter of 2022.

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