HOUSTON— Michael Foster has been named chief information and technology officer at Sysco Corp. He will work with other leaders to shape the company’s broader strategic direction and future growth strategy, Sysco said.

Foster previously was executive vice president and chief information officer for CN Railway. Before that, he spent more than 20 years in various technology roles at Federal Express, including senior vice president of information technology, international chief information officer and vice president of information technology.

“We are very pleased to welcome Michael to Sysco,” said Tom Bené, chairman, president and CEO at Sysco. “His deep background in complex supply chain and logistics businesses, as well as his experience leading digital transformation, infrastructure modernization and business integration initiatives at a global scale are critical to Sysco as we look to increase the technology-enabled nature of our business.”