World Fuel Services appoints former IBM executive as chief operating officer

World Fuel Services Corporation announced that Jeff Smith has been appointed Executive Vice President and COO of the company.

With more than 30 years of corporate experience, Smith most recently served as CIO of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), from August 2014 through May 2017, where he was responsible for managing all front and back office systems and support for multiple domains including digital, supply chain, manufacturing, financial, and application services.

Smith has also led both information technology and corporate business strategy in his roles as chief information officer or chief executive officer of large complex organisations in telecommunications, technology and financial services, including Suncorp Business Services, Telstra Corporation and Honeywell.

“We are excited to have Jeff join us to accelerate our digital transformation,” said Michael J. Kasbar, chairman and chief executive officer. “His expertise in bringing agility to business teams will be instrumental in driving improved operational performance to provide an exceptional experience for our customers and suppliers.”

World Fuel Services Corporation is a Fortune 100 company that is based in Miami, Fla., U.S.A. It provides marketing and financing of aviation, marine and ground transportation fuel products and related services to commercial and corporate aircraft, petroleum distributors and ships at more than 3,500 locations around the world.