North America-based logistics company, XPO Logistics, has appointed Malcolm Wilson as its new CEO for its operations in Europe.
“Malcolm Wilson is uniquely qualified to lead XPO Logistics – Europe,” said XPO Logistics Global Chief Operating Officer, Troy Cooper. “He's a high-impact executive with a talent for getting results.
“Malcolm's 23 years in the logistics industry include a decade at the helm of our multinational supply chain business in Europe. He has longstanding working relationships with our two divisional managing directors, Luis Gomez and Richard Cawston, making this a seamless transition for our transport and supply chain customers,” he said.
Cooper had served as the company's European Chief Executive since 2015, in addition to his position as Global Chief Operating Officer.
“I want to commend Troy for leading our European business through a highly successful integration over the last two years, and establishing the XPO brand in new markets,” said XPO Logistics Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bradley Jacobs. “Troy's international perspective as our chief operating officer is extremely valuable as we execute our growth strategy.”
Wilson has over two decades of senior executive experience in the supply chain industry, according to XPO Logistics. He most recently served as Head
of XPO's logistics business in the UK and Europe, with profit and loss responsibility for approximately 30,000 employees in 15 countries. Previously, he spent eight years with XPO acquisition and freight forwarder, Norbert Dentressangle, where he led the logistics operations and was a member of the executive board.
XPO Logistics has said that as of September 15 2017, its board consists of three members: President Malcolm Wilson, Luis Gomez and Ludovic Oster.