Geodis has announced the appointment of Eddie Chang as its new managing director for Malaysia — a key market in the company's multi-modal network across Southeast Asia.
In a statement, Geodis said Chang has over 25 years of experience in the logistics sector. He will be responsible for leading Geodis' growth in Malaysia.
Expanding reach in Malaysia
Geodis noted that Chang, who was previously managing director of Tigers Global Logistics and subsequently, director at JAS Worldwide in Malaysia, will leverage his experience in both air and sea freight, warehouse operations, Contract Logistics, and e-commerce fulfilment to expand Geodis' client base, especially in key verticals including automotive, industrial and high tech.
"With ongoing plans in place to bolster Geodis' highly integrated transport solutions, Chang will also be taking the reins to further advance Malaysia's capacity as a hub connecting the company's owned controlled flight network with its road transport services that currently connect Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam via Kuala Lumpur," the company added.
Geodis noted that its "rapidly expanding" multi-modal network is a key strategic accelerator for its growing presence in the region.
"[Chang's] passion for driving customer-centric results, his vast experience in the field, and his proven track record of success will take Geodis' capability for innovation to new levels," said Lakshmanan Venkateswaran, sub-regional managing director, Southeast Asia.
"As Malaysian customers look to prioritize supply chain resilience in the near future, we are confident that [his] leadership will enhance Geodis' efforts to stay at the forefront of adopting growth opportunities and industry developments."
For his part, Chang cited Malaysia's potential — which could benefit Geodis' regional expansion plans.
"Geodis, a rapidly growing powerhouse in Asia and Malaysia has shown a great deal of potential to contribute significantly to the company's regional expansion," he said.