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XPO Logistics has announced three changes at senior management level.

Eduardo Pelleissone becomes chief transformation officer, following six years at Kraft Heinz, most recently as executive vice president of strategic projects.

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Eduardo Pelleissone

Prior to that, he spent nine years at America Latina Logistica, rising to chief operating officer, and then chief executive.

He said: “I’m very excited to be joining XPO Logistics. To say it’s a pivotal moment in this industry would be an understatement. The people are great, the technology is innovative and I couldn’t be happier to be part of the team.”

LaQuenta Jacobs, pictured above, has been promoted to chief diversity officer, from senior director of human resources at XPO, a role she held for two years. Prior to that she was senior human resources manager for Delta Airlines for six years, and has held a similar role at Home Depot.

“I’m delighted that our first chief diversity officer is such a qualified candidate from within our own organisation,” said chief executive Bradley Jacobs. “LaQuenta is a unique talent – she cares deeply about the human aspects of diversity, and also knows how to advance cultural development within a public company of XPO’s size, with almost 100,000 employees.”

Finally, Alex Santoro becomes executive vice president operations. Previously he spent nearly five years at Restaurant Brands International, most recently as head of new country entries, and two years as global president of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen. He too was at America Latina Logistica, for 13 years, becoming chief executive shortly after Mr Pelleissone.

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Alex Santoro

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