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Digital forwarder Forto has made two key appointments, bringing “international experience and financial pedigree” to its executive team.
Guillaume Petit-Perrin (left) is to be chief financial officer, leaving JP Morgan, where he gained more than 18 years’ experience of corporate finance.
Most recently he was MD of its TMT Investment Banking group and has advised clients on more than $100bn in M&A deals, as well as leading multiple equity and debt issuances.
“Coming from a different industry enables me to look at Forto with a fresh perspective and to put the right tools in the right place. Forto is on an impressive growth trajectory, and I look forward to the many years of successes ahead,” he said.
Forto also announced that Kamil Rodoper will join as executive vice president of product in June, to “set the strategic direction for the product ecosystem”.
Mr Rodoper joins from Lyft, where he was VP of product, and general manager of Express Drive. He has also held the role of head of product, fleet technologies.
“Kamil is no stranger to the design and development of massively scaled platforms that handle sophisticated supply and demand fluctuations, and this experience will be invaluable in further building out Forto’s market-leading supply chain offering,” said the company.
Forto said it had paved the way in making appointments from the tech sector.
“The logistics and transport industry is still in the early days of digitisation,” said CEO Michael Wax. “There is massive potential for automation, which can deliver more reliable, more transparent customer experiences. Our strategy continues to focus on bringing together our operational excellence in freight forwarding and our SaaS platform investments.
“Our expanded leadership team has the right combination of business, industry and technical expertise to help us realise this vision. “