GEODIS appoints Eric Herman as new APAC region MD for contract logistics


Twenty-five year logistics veteran, Eric Herman, joins GEODIS as the new regional managing director to strengthen the supply chain operator’s growth in contract logistics throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Herman’s extensive logistics experience in supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, as well as network and facility design will help support GEODIS’ increased focus on contract logistics in APAC.

Herman joins the logistics company from CBRE GROUP’s Supply Chain Advisory Asia where he was a senior consultant. His previous career includes running Puma Energy in Indonesia; leading contract logistics and business development for CWT Ltd, and various management roles in ocean carrier Maersk. 

In welcoming Eric, GEODIS APAC regional president and CEO, Onno Boots said, “Eric has an in-depth Asia-Pacific market knowledge of e-commerce trends, last-mile networks and next generation warehouse designs. Through his leadership, I see the strengthening of our team’s capability and commercial approach. He will lead an accelerated growth strategy, by guiding our investments in contract logistics across the region, expanding GEODIS’ footprint and implementing state of the art technology.”

Eric commented“Covid-19 and the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, formalising the world’s biggest trade deal, will greatly accelerate the need for robust supply chains that connect clients across the APAC region and beyond. Clients must adapt to rapid upticks in volumes. Major brands with increasing e-commerce businesses are desperate to retain their market share and get products to their end customers quicker than ever before.”

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