Farrukh A. Bezar
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Farrukh Bezar is Senior Vice President of Marketing, with responsibility for leading the company’s merchandise marketing groups as well as overseeing corporate strategy. In this role, he helps to effectively identify, develop and execute initiatives that further expand the company’s business portfolio, capture market share and grow the franchise.
A transportation and logistics industry strategist and analyst for more than 25 years, Bezar joined CSX as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of CSX in May 2019. Prior to joining CSX, he was managing partner at Lynwood Partners, a transportation and logistics advisory firm he founded in 2017.
Bezar’s previous executive experience includes senior leadership roles within the transportation and logistics functions at Clarendon, Booz Allen Hamilton, and A.T. Kearney. He also previously held sales and marketing positions at the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company and served as a financial analyst with Chase Manhattan Bank.
Bezar holds an MBA in management, marketing and transportation from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science, also from Northwestern.