Geodis has appointed Leif Voelcker as managing director of the company’s business division in India. Voelcker will be also responsible for managing Geodis’ South Asian Cluster organisation.

He replaces Rene Bach-Larsen, who has taken up the role of managing director for Geodis Wilson in Singapore, from where he is also handling the group’s activities in South-East Asia area.
Within the next five years Geodis India aims to double the size of its business in the country. Currently it operates a network of 15 offices with 300+ employees. Geodis’s main activities in India include international freight forwarding, value-added services, industrial projects and vertical market solutions with full control and visibility through Geodis eSolutions.
“I am keen to strengthen the relationship with our local customer base that is benefiting from the strong growth of the Indian economy and the consequent increase in domestic demand and international transport requirements,” said Voelcker. “Geodis is leveraging on this development. We are ideally positioned as a growth partner for companies that do business in and with India.”

Voelcker has more than 21 years of experience in freight forwarding and has a strong competence in project logistics according to the company.  He started his career in 1992 in Germany, later joining Rohde & Liesenfeld in 2003 as managing director, Colombia, before the company was acquired by Geodis Wilson in 2007.