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A Strong Governance at the Service of a Global Player

GEODIS is committed to operating in an ethical and transparent manner. As a result, the Group uses several decision-making bodies to achieve strong governance. A Supervisory Board ensures proper management of the Group by the Executive Board, and a Management Board sets out the main policy directions for the Group and operates the business.

Management Board

The Group’s Management Board is comprised of 14 members: The Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, the Corporate Secretary, six Executive Vice Presidents in charge of operational Lines of Business, four Regional clusters and five functional divisions. The Management Board sets the Group strategy and action plans.



Marie-Christine Lombard
Chief Executive Officer

Marie-Christine Lombard is Chairman of the Executive Board and Chief Executive Officer of GEODIS. She is a graduate of ESSEC. She has held chief executive positions in the Transport and Logistics sector for over 22 years and has always worked in international environments.

After 11 years in the banking sector at Chemical Bank and Paribas in the USA and France, she joined Jet Services in 1993 as Finance Director. She was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 1997 and became Chairman of TNT Express France following TNT’s buyout of Jet Services. In 2004 she was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the entire Express division, then Chief Executive Officer in 2011 when TNT Express became an independent listed company.

She joined the GEODIS Group in October 2012 as Chief Executive Officer, and was named Chairman a year later. 

Marie-Christine Lombard also sits on the Vinci group Board.



Amaury Valicon
Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Board

Amaury Valicon has held a broad range of responsibilities in finance for over 20 years, of which nearly 15 years in the transport industry. After 7 years in the banking sector at BNP Paribas and Bayerische Landesbank in structured finance and securitization, he joined the M&A team of SNCF Participations in 2004. He then moved to the finance direction of SNCF Logistics in 2011 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer of SNCF Logistics in 2014. In January 2018, he was named Group Chief Financial Officer of GEODIS. 


Onno Boots
President & CEO of Asia-Pacific

Onno Boots joined GEODIS in October 2016 as Asia-Pacific Area Director for Freight Forwarding. Prior to this, he was CEO of Celebi Aviation Holding. He began his career in Freight Forwarding at Air Express International and Cargolux Airlines International before joining the TNT Group where he held various positions for more than 20 years, most notably as Director of Asia. He took over his current position at GEODIS in May 2018.


Philippe de Carné
Executive Vice President, GEODIS' University

Prior to joining GEODIS in 2010 as Human Resources Director for the Road Transport Line of Business, Philippe de Carné worked in the consulting world where he led projects to implement information systems, improve operational performance and transform organizations. Philippe de Carné has been Director of Innovation since 2015. In addition to the position of Vice President Innovation & Business Excellence he holds since May 2018, Philippe de Carné has recently taken responsibility for Business Development and Marketing.


​Stéphane Cassagne
Executive Vice President, Distribution & Express

Stéphane Cassagne joins GEODIS in 1993. He becomes legal director for Calberson in 1998 and for the Group in 2003. Then, in 2007 he also takes the role of Real Estate, Insurance and Customs Director for the Group. In 2013, he becomes Group Corporate Secretary. In October 2019, he is appointed Executive Vice President of Distribution & Express.


Mario Ceccon
Executive Vice President Group Human Resources

Mario Ceccon started his career in 1994 at Valeo where he held different management responsibilities in recruitment, training and operational HR roles. He joined the headquarters of Suez in 2000 prior to being promoted to the position of Human Resources Director of Degremont International. He spent the next nine years with Air Liquide, first in France and since 2013 in Asia Pacific based in Shanghai. Mario joined GEODIS in July 2017 as Executive Vice President, Human Resources.


Virginie Delcroix
Executive Vice President Group Sustainable Development

Virginie Delcroix is a graduate of the Mines de Nancy engineering school. She started her career in 1988 as a development engineer at 3M before moving in 1990 to SNPE Ingénierie where she worked as a project manager. In 1995, she became a sales engineer at La Calhene, a company specialized in protective equipment for the nuclear and pharmaceutical industries. Virginie moved to Novacel in 1999, where she was successively responsible of industrial projects, technical director from 2006 and director of innovation and marketing from 2008. In 2011, she joined Bostik as head of R&D for the Southern Europe region and in 2017 she was promoted as Vice President Sustainability for Arkema group. In September 2022, she was appointed Executive Vice President, Sustainability at GEODIS.


Pascale Dubois
Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Branding

Pascale Dubois began her career in 1985 as a journalist and then worked as a press relations officer. In 1989, she was appointed deputy communications manager at Compagnie BTP. In 1994, she was named head of the Press Relations and Financial Analyst Relations department at Euro RSCG Finances (Havas group).
Pascale joined the Colas group in 1996 as internal communications manager, and was promoted to the position of Director of Communications in 2000.
She joined the Safran group In May 2008, as Director of Communications and Philanthropy, and was appointed to the Executive Committee in 2015.
Pascale came to GEODIS in April 2022 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications & Branding.
Pascale Dubois has a masters degree in history and has completed training at the EM Lyon business school intended for female Board members (Certificat Objectif Administratrice).


Eric Gerbi
Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Optimization

Holding an engineering diploma from the Nancy School of Mines and a specialized masters in International Finance from the HEC business school, Eric started out as a financial auditor at Deloitte in 2006. His career then took him to Saint Gobain in 2008 as a management auditor. He joined GEODIS in 2011 as financial controller for the Americas. In 2014, he was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the SCO Line of Business. In 2018, alongside his duties as CFO, he took on additional responsibilities as Deputy EVP of SCO. In these roles, Eric supervised human resources, IT, customer solutions and the management of key accounts. In October 2021, he is appointed EVP of GEODIS’ SCO business.


Albertine Hanin
Executive Vice President Group Legal & Insurance

After an initial experience as a business lawyer, Albertine joins a GEODIS subsidiary in 1998 as Deputy Legal Director. In 2002, she moves to the GEODIS Group’s Corporate Legal Department as Legal Manager. Her functions develop over the years and, in 2008, she takes in charge legal affairs for distribution and logistics activities in France, and then in the Western Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. In 2019, she has been appointed EVP Group Legal & Insurance at GEODIS.


Mike Honious
President & CEO of Americas and Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics

Mike Honious previously served as Chief Operating Officer of GEODIS in Americas. Prior to joining GEODIS, he held several senior level operations positions at Gap, Inc. Honious earned his B.S. in industrial engineering technology from University of Dayton. Since October 2020, he is President & CEO of Americas and Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics.


Thomas Kraus
President & CEO of North, East & Central Europe

Before joining GEODIS in 2015, Thomas served at several managing positions at TNT. He held various positions in Sales and Marketing as well as assuming responsibility for leading the Group Marketing. In 2006 he assumed responsibility as CEO for TNT Innight - a multi country organization specializing in the in night distribution with 1,200 employees across 7 countries. After the successful turnaround of that business, he was appointed CEO of TNT Express Germany in 2007. A business he led for the following 6 years. He joined GEODIS in 2015 as Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer prior to its current responsibilities which he took over in 2018. 


Eric Martin-Neuville
Executive Vice President, Freight Forwarding

Eric Martin-Neuville began his career at Calberson International in France in various business development roles. In 1995, he moved to Asia, where he held various management positions within the organization. In 2007, he was responsible for managing the merge between TNT Freight Management and GEODIS. He returned to Europe in 2009 and became Head of Freight Forwarding for Southern Europe before being appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Freight Forwarding Line of Business in 2013 and Executive Vice President in 2018. 


Laurent Melaine
Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer

Laurent Melaine began his career at Transports Graveleau before moving to Dachser, where he held a series of positions in sales development and site management.
He joined GEODIS in 2011 as key account director in the Distribution & Express Line of Business. He was appointed Sales Director in 2013, with a seat on the Management Committee. In 2018, he became Sales and International Director. In this role, he supervised key account management, the development of international business and chartering.
In July 2022, Laurent joined the Executive Committee and became Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Marketing Officer for the Group.
Laurent Melaine holds a Masters in economic science and a postgraduate degree in business and international strategy.


Laurent Parat
President & CEO of Western Europe, Middle East & Africa (WEMEA) and Executive Vice President, Contract Logistics

Before joining GEODIS in 1997, Laurent Parat served as Financial Controller and Project Engineer in the field of transport and logistics. He then held various positions in the GEODIS Group, such as Contract Logistics Deputy Director, Multi-Business Regional Director (Distribution & Express, Freight Forwarding, Contract Logistics) and Sales Director. Laurent Parat has been Vice-President of the Contract Logistics Line of Business since May 2013, prior to taking over the additional responsibility of the WEMEA region in 2018.


Olivier Royer
Executive Vice President, Road Transport

Before joining GEODIS in 2011, Olivier Royer was Director of Transport Operations at STVA Group as well as a member of the Management Board. He has also worked in Keolis as business unit Managing Director. Olivier Royer is currently Executive Vice President of the Road Transport Line of Business of GEODIS since April 2013. 


Celeste Thomasson
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Celeste began her career in 1992 as an associate at Baker & McKenzie in Los Angeles, before joining Fournier Laboratories as Senior Counsel in 1999. She joined the Safran Group in 2002 as legal Counsel. She became Senior VP and General Counsel for Safran USA in July 2008, before being appointed Vice President Legal Affairs of Safran. In January 2014, she joined MorphoTrak (a subsidiary of Safran) as President & CEO before joining Zodiac Aerospace SA in February 2018 as a member of the Executive Board. She was appointed CEO of Safran Seats UK in January 2019. In 2020, she became EVP, Corporate Secretary & President of the Ethics Committee for Safran Group. In January 2022, Celeste is appointed Executive Vice President and General Counsel at GEODIS. Celeste Thomasson holds a juris doctor degree from Southwestern University School of Law in Los Angeles. She has been a member of the California bar since 1993.


Benoît Tiers
Executive Vice President, Chief Digital & Technology Officer

Before joining GEODIS, Benoit Tiers began his career in technical IT at Sogitdec in 1983. In 1994, he took over management of Euriware’s operation/maintenance activity. In 2001, he became Chief Operating Officer at Euriware before taking over as Chief Executive Officer. At the same time, he served as Director of Areva’s Information Systems Consulting Business Unit. In 2005, he was named CIO of the Areva Group. He moved on to Sanofi in 2009 to take charge of its technological transformation and was appointed Chief Transformation Officer at CMA CGM in 2014. In 2016, he joined SNCF as CEO of e.SNCF. In June 2019, Benoît is appointed Chief Data & Digital Strategy Officer at GEODIS.


Supervisory Board

GEODIS' Supervisory Board oversees the management of the company.


Chairman of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and Managing Director of SNCF EPIC.

Albertine HANIN

Vice-Chairman of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and EVP Group Legal & Insurance


Member of GEODIS’ Supervisory Board.


Member of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and General Manager of the Rail Freight and Multimodal Transport business unit of SNCF Transilien.

Patrick BERARD

Member of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and Chief Executive Officer of Rexel Group.


Member of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and EDF's Chief Sustainability Officer.

François NOGUE

Member of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and SNCF Group’s Human Resources Director.

Raphael POLI

Member of GEODIS' Supervisory Board and Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Retail & Connexions and Project Director to the Chief Executive Officer of SNCF Gares & Connexions.



Executive Board

GEODIS' Executive Board is responsible for the management of the company under the supervision of the Supervisory Board. The Executive Board consists of Marie-Christine Lombard, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, and Amaury Valicon, Chief Financial Officer.

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