9th December 2013 - Freight Management specialist Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Dean Devasia as Global Chief Information Officer (CIO). He will also join the Freight Management Board. This appointment will further strengthen the international outlook of the board and bring renewed focus on harnessing technology to deliver global strategic objectives.

Dean Devasia moved into his new role of Global CIO, and member of the Freight Management Board, on 1st December 2013 from his most recent position as CIO for the US and acting regional CIO for the Americas Region.

He joined Geodis in 1991 and has held a wide variety of positions in operations, sales, branch and regional management, and latterly IT. He brings to his new role consummate business and technical skills, a strong track record in change and transformation, and wide-ranging knowledge of the GW operations, organization and IT infrastructure.

Kim Pedersen, Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson, comments: ‘Technology is key to success in today’s dynamic business environment, particularly in our global transport and logistics business, where our customers require a transparent and reliable flow of information to steer their supply chains. I am very convinced that with the appointment of Dean Devasia we will further increase our innovation drive in this strategic business area.”

A logistics provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of SNCF Group, Geodis is a European company with a worldwide scope, ranking number four in its field in Europe. The Group's ability to break through the constraints of logistics and to coordinate all or part of the logistics chain (air and sea freight forwarding, groupage, express, contract logistics, transport of part and full truck loads, reverse logistics, supply chain coordination and optimisation) enables it to be its customers' growth partner and provide them with solutions tailored to optimising their material and information flows. Across a presence in 66 countries, the Group's 32,100 employees aim at continuously improving their own and their clients' performance. Geodis reported revenues of €7.1 billion in 2012.

  Geodis Wilson is the freight forwarding division of Geodis Group. Its core business is tailor-made airfreight and ocean freight solutions with a dedicated industry focus. In combination with value-added services and information services Geodis Wilson provides transport and logistics services on a global scale and helps its clients to enhance their business development worldwide.

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