UPS Names Jim Barber Chief Operating Officer, Appoints Nando Cesarone President, International

UPS has announced the appointment of Jim Barber as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Barber will assume responsibility for the company’s global small package, freight, supply chain and freight forwarding units and engineering.

It was also announced that Nando Cesarone was named International President, replacing Barber and joining UPS’s Management Committee, the company’s senior leadership group.

Jim Barber has served as President of UPS International since 2013. He assumed responsibility for the Supply Chain and Freight Forwarding units in 2015. Jim previously served as President of UPS Europe, helping oversee the second wave of international expansion for UPS that first began in the mid-1990s. Barber held positions of increasing responsibility in finance, accounting and operations management located in the U.S., United Kingdom, Belgium and Germany.  He joined UPS as a delivery driver in 1985. He holds a degree in Finance from Auburn University. 

Nando Cesarone, a 27-year UPS veteran, will be responsible for all UPS International operations.  Cesarone was appointed President of UPS’s European operations in 2016. Before his most recent position, Cesarone served as President of the UPS Asia Pacific Region.

A native of Toronto, Canada, Cesarone held several key international management positions at UPS, including Country Manager for Austria, Hungary and Switzerland; Vice President of Operations for UPS Canada; President for North-East Europe; and President, UPS Asia Pacific. Cesarone, a member of the executive committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, received an MBA from Heriot Watt University - Edinburgh School of Business.