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GEODIS APPOINTS LEIF VOELCKER AS MANAGING DIRECTOR INDIA

Delhi, 22 July 2013


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.


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Notes to the Editors:

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.

Photo Note:

A high resolution digital photograph of Leif Voelcker is attached.

For further information about Geodis, please visit www.geodiswilson.com

Press Contacts

Geodis Overseas Pvt Ltd

Kiran Chopra
Communication & Marketing Manager

Tel.: +91 124 3099 378
E-Mail: kiran.chopra@geodis.co.in


Geodis Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific
Sophie Khaou
Marketing & Communications Manager 

Tel.: + 852 9199 2560
E-Mail: sophie.khaou@hk.geodiswilson.com



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