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Rahul Jalali Joins Union Pacific as Chief Information Officer

By CIOReview | Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Union Pacific announces that Rahul Jalali has been appointed as Chief Information Officer, effective from 2nd November 2020.

 FREMONT, CA: Union Pacific announces Rahul Jalali as the company's chief information officer, effective from 2nd November. Jalali will be responsible for the development, deployment, and operation of Union Pacifics information and telecommunications technologies. He will report to Union Pacific's chairman president, and chief executive officer Lance Fritz,

Union Pacific is committed to capitalizing on technology that improves its service, enhances efficiency, and makes it easier to do business. Rahul's leadership and expertise will navigate its industry-best IT team's efforts to use innovative technologies that optimize its customer's supply chains.

Jalali served 23 years with Walmart, most recently as vice president of Walmart International. During his tenure, he headed IT organizations for multibillion-dollar revenue business units with globally dispersed teams to enhance revenue margin while boosting operational efficiency.

Union Pacific also announced Jon Panzer, who served as an interim chief information officer, senior vice president, Strategic Planning, and reporting directly to Fritz. Panzer is responsible for facilitating, implementing, and overseeing Union Pacific's strategic plan.

Union Pacific offers the goods families and businesses use every day with reliable, safe, and efficient service. Serving in 23 western states, the company connects its communities and customers to the global economy. Helping Union Pacific protect future generations, trains are the most environmentally responsible way to move freight. The company promotes an inclusive environment where people from varied backgrounds can be their best, reflect the communities where they live and work, and deliver a competitive advantage.