XPO Logistics has announced that Alex Santoro has been appointed chief commercial officer (CCO), a position which will take immediate effect.
The global logistics and transportation company said Santoro will serve as executive vice president of operations in addition to being CCO.
His expanded role will reportedly include the leadership of XPO’s go-to-market activities, with a focus on aligning growth with long-term value creation.
Santoro joined XPO earlier this year, bringing with him two decades of executive experience with industry leaders.
His experience included work with Restaurant Brands International the parent company of Burger King, where he was the chief supply chain and Popeyes where most recently he served as the global president.
Santoro reportedly held executive positions in Latin America for 17 years, including being CEO, president and vice president of logistics for America Latina Logistica.
He also held the positions of senior operations manager for Danone, and finance and distribution manager for Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Bradley Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XPO Logistics said: “Alex has the commercial instincts of a world-class CCO. He has immersed himself in our operations and, importantly, he understands the critical nature of supply chain customer relationships.
“I’m excited to see Alex apply his talents to the significant growth opportunities we have at hand.”