Kim Pedersen, 47, has been appointed Executive Vice President of Geodis Wilson. Starting March 1st, 2013, he will be heading the global Freight Forwarding division of Geodis. In taking this position he also becomes a member of the group’s executive management.
“In Kim Pedersen we have a person at the top of our freight forwarding activities who brings the capabilities, the experience and most importantly the right mindset to lead this important business unit of Geodis further into areas of strong and sustainable growth on a global scale”, says Marie Christine Lombard, CEO of Geodis.
Geodis Wilson today generates more than 37% of the group’s revenue and increased its turnover in 2012 to 2,64bn € (2011: 2,39bn €). The division employs 7,700 people worldwide, located in 240 offices spread over 50 countries on all continents.
“Our focus is on the international markets that drive our customers growth, comments Kim Pedersen. “The dynamics of a volatile global economy forces our clients to a high level of adaptability when it comes to their supply chains. Our constant drive towards innovation in freight forwarding is the key differentiator to master their challenge. It drives our clients’ and subsequently our success.”
Kim Pedersen joined Geodis Wilson in 1994 (former Wilson Logistics). He became Managing Director in Denmark and later on Regional Vice President of the entire Scandinavian organisation. In 2009, he was appointed Deputy CMO and subsequently joined the Board of Management as global head of Sales & Marketing of Geodis Wilson.
Geodis: a global logistics provider – www.geodis.com
A global 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 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 support its customers in their strategic, geographical and technological developments, providing them with solutions tailored to optimising their material and information flows. Geodis offers a range of logistics services that meet the specific needs of each sector of the economy. Across a network covering 120 countries, the Group’s 31,000 employees offer a wealth of multicultural experience, a genuine local service to their customers and outstanding flexibility. Geodis reported revenues of €7.1 billion in 2012.
Geodis Wilson represents the freight forwarding business of the group, providing integrated logistics services around the core products air and ocean freight. The division has a globally recognized unit for heavy lift operations and industrial projects, namely in the oil & gas and the energy sector. Furthermore it provides dedicated and innovative logistics solutions for certain industry, amongst them automotive, fashion & lifestyle, hi-tech, retail, pharma, the marine industry and industrial manufacturing.
SOURCE: Submitted by ISIS Communications