Logistics veteran, Eric Herman, was appointed by GEODIS to be its new regional managing director for contract logistics in a bid to strengthen the supply chain operator’s growth in contract logistics in the region.
In a statement, GEODIS said Herman's 25-year logistics experience — particularly in supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, as well as network and facility design, will support GEODIS’ increased focus on Contract Logistics in APAC.
“Eric has 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, In welcoming Eric,” said GEODIS APAC Regional President and CEO, Onno Boots.
“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,” he added.
Herman joins GEODIS 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 & Business Development for CWT Ltd, and various management roles in ocean carrier Maersk, among others.
Commenting on his appointment, Herman said the recent signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will require countries to be more connected.
“COVID-19 and the recent Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade pact, formalizing the world’s biggest trade deal, will greatly accelerate the need for robust supply chains that connect clients across the APAC region and beyond,” he said.
“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,” Herman added.