Dual leadership at Geodis Wilson

As of now, Philippe Gilbert and Peter Nevhagen are heading the global Freight Management Division of French logistics group Geodis.

Both Gilbert and Nevhagen are taking responsibility as Executive Vice Presidents, succeeding Jeff Hoogesteger in his CEO role.

“Since freight management plays a truly significant role in the sustainable and profitable growth strategy for the whole Group, we will straightly move forward the remarkable success story of our division,” says Philippe Gilbert.

By merging Geodis Overseas and TNT Freight Management in 2007, Geodis Wilson has quickly become one of the leading logistics service providers in the world.

Following the recent takeover of German transport specialist Rohde & Liesenfeld, the Group today consistis of 5.500 employees, based in almost 250 offices in more than 50 countries around the globe.

Peter Nevhagen and Philippe Gilbert will also continue in their existing roles, being Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operations Officer fro the Group.

“This will ensure a direct and efficient link between corporate management and business development,” says Nevhagen.

Jean Louis Demeulenaere, new Chairman of Geodis Wilson SAS, believes that Geodis’ new division management structure will perfectly support the Group’s ambitious business goals.

“One of these objectives will be to further strengthen the Vertical Market Approach of Geodis Wilson,” he says, “especially in the Automotive, Pharmaceutical, Aviation, Marine Logistics, Retail and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG’s), Oil & Gas, High Tech and Luxury Goods sectors.”

Another Key objective is to fully and fluently connect the growing freight forwarding division to the Group’s end-to-end logistics service offering.

This will further increase Geodis’ ability to globally coordinate the whole range of logistics solutions, from part and full truck loads to all kind of air and sea transports, from groupage and express services to contract and reverse logistics.

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