Geodis appoints LEIF VOELCKER AS Managing director India
Geodis announces the appointment of Leif Voelcker as Managing Director of Geodis India. Leif will be also responsible for managing Geodis’ South Asian Cluster organization.
In his new role, Leif Voelcker will be responsible for the growth & development of the company in one of its markets of strategic focus. Within the next five years Geodis aims to grow its business to double its present size in India. Currently it operates a network of 15 offices with 300+ employees serving one of the world’s most dynamic markets.
“I am keen to strengthen the relationship with our local customer base that is benefiting from the strong growth of the Indian economy and the consequent increase in domestic demand and international transport requirements,” comments Leif Voelcker. “Geodis is leveraging on this development. We are ideally positioned as a growth partner for companies that do business in and with India.” Geodis main activities in India include International Freight Forwarding, Value-Added Services, Industrial Projects and Vertical Market Solutions with full control and visibility through the Geodis’ eSolutions.
With over 21 years experience in freight forwarding, Leif Voelcker has built up a distinguished career and strong competence in project logistics. He started his career in 1992 in Germany and later on he joined Rohde & Liesenfeld in 2003 as Managing Director Colombia, before the company was acquired by Geodis Wilson in 2007. He replaces Rene Bach-Larsen, who has taken up the role of Managing Director for Geodis Wilson in Singapore, from where he is also handling the group’s activities in South-East Asia area.
About Geodis in Asia
Geodis Overseas is the Indian subsidiary of Geodis Wilson Asia Pacific, a division of Geodis Group, a global logistics provider. As part of the French railway company SNCF, Geodis offers a wide range of sustainable, innovative and cost saving multimodal solutions in more than 60 countries.
Geodis Wilson, the Freight Forwarding arm of Geodis, makes its customers more competitive by delivering their cargo across five continents by sea and air and by making their supply chain transparent and easy to manage. 7,700 employees in more than 50 countries deliver tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions with a dedicated industry focus.
An early trendsetter in supporting customers’ growth in the region, Geodis Wilson was one of the first international logistics companies to establish operations in China and India, and has been operating in Asia Pacific for over 30 years. It has a passionate team of more than 2,100 employees in the region, striving to deliver ‘best in class’ customer service and performance.
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Rene Bach-Larsen appointed Cluster MD for Geodis Wilson in Singapore & South East Asia
Geodis Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Bach-Larsen as Cluster Managing Director of Singapore & South East Asia.
Looking forward to his new role of developing Geodis Wilson’s business in one of Asia’s most dynamic economical hubs, Rene says, “The South East Asia market—Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam—is certainly often overlooked as a growth area because of its modest size compared to the biggest players China and India. However, from a global perspective, it is actually a key area. It has weathered the global recession well and is experiencing rapid growth. I am confident that we can take advantage of this growth and our broad service offering to become a key player in this region.”
Geodis Wilson already offers a full range of services including marine logistics, industrial project cargo, warehousing, distribution, logistics, air/sea freight and deconsolidation/consolidation in Singapore and South East Asia. It also provides a unique cross-border road-trucking service for intra-regional transports to and from China.
Rene Bach-Larsen brings considerable experience and industry knowhow to his new position. He joined Geodis Calberson Denmark in 1995 prior to assuming the role of Managing Director of Geodis Wilson Indonesia in 2003, where he was instrumental in establishing a strong business presence, particularly in the logistics segment. He then held the post of Overseas Director (UK) from 2006 to 2007 before moving to a central position as Merger Director for Geodis Wilson’s acquisition and integration activities, before he became Managing Director for Geodis in India in 2008.
About Geodis Wilson and the Geodis Group
Geodis Wilson is a leading, global freight management company. With 7,700 employees in more than 50 countries the company delivers tailor-made, integrated logistics solutions to customers enabling them to operate as ‘best in class.’ Geodis Wilson – with a revenue of 2,64bn € in 2012 – is the freight forwarding arm of Geodis Group which became part of the French rail and freight group SNCF in 2008. With its 46.000 employees in more than 60 countries and a revenue of 9.5bn € (2012), SNCF Geodis ranks among the top 7 companies in its field in the world.
For more information about Geodis Wilson go to – www.geodiswilson.com