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Former Whole Foods exec joins C.H. Robinson leadership

C.H. Robinson announced today that Arun Rajan will be joining the company as chief product officer, effective Sept. 1. Rajan will report to CEO Bob Biesterfeld and will lead all global product development and innovation across C.H. Robinson’s platforms.  

“Arun is a seasoned leader, with a long history of developing and deploying products that enrich the customer experience and create value at industry leading companies," said Biesterfeld. "I am incredibly excited to have him join the Robinson leadership team. As we continue to focus on creating differentiated value for the nearly 200,000 carriers and customers of Robinson, Arun’s deep experience and his strong leadership capabilities will be invaluable as we drive the next generation of innovation for our industry while creating sustainable long-term value for our shareholders.”

Rajan brings nearly three decades of product and technology experience to the role, and he most recently served as chief technology officer of Whole Foods Market, a subsidiary of Amazon. Prior to joining Whole Foods, Rajan was the chief operating officer and chief technology officer for the pioneering online retailer Zappos during a period when they redefined the customer experience in ecommerce. He was also co-founder and CTO at Intent Media, a data science company for the world’s preeminent online travel and commerce brands. Rajan earlier served as CTO of One Kings Lane and Travelocity Europe.

“I am thrilled to join C.H. Robinson at this time of significant opportunity,” Rajan said. “Robinson is an industry leader with a great culture and a powerful platform for growth. I look forward to working with Bob and the team to lead the company’s product innovation and to further develop the product strategy and technology roadmap to deliver industry leading outcomes for our customers and partners and to help lead the company into its next phase of growth.”

 

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