Beyond CIO | episode 717

XPO Logistics CEO Mario Harik on the Journey from CIO to CEO

Mario Harik is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of XPO, a less-than-truckload transportation company that recently completed a spinoff of its tech-enabled truck brokerage business. Mario has been the Chief Information Officer of XPO Logistics and the president of LTL prior to his current role. He was among the first few employees at the company and has been a key member of the team that helped the company become the seventh best-performing stock among Fortune 500 companies in the past decade. November 21, 2022

717: Mario discusses his journey from CIO to CEO and his vision for the future of the business. He begins with his initial reflections on his transition to the CEO role and explains what helped him rise to the position. He gives an overview of how XPO was founded and the different verticals and spin-offs that have been a part of the company’s history, including the Less-Than-Truckload vertical he served as President for before his promotion. Mario describes the skillsets on his team, lessons from the company’s many successful M&A integrations, and how he fosters a culture of innovation. Finally, Mario speaks about the tech trends in data that are on his radar for the future of XPO and looks back at the keys to his career success.

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The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

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