Laurent Melaine has been appointed to the position of Executive Vice President, Commercial and Marketing with European transport and logistics company GEODIS, the company announced in early July. He is a member of the company’s executive committee and reports to Marie-Christine Lombard, the company’s Chief Executive Officer.
Melaine, 56, began his career at Transports Graveleau and then Dachser, holding various business development and site management positions.
He joined GEODIS in 2011 as Key Account Sales Director for the Distribution & Express business, and joined its executive committee in 2013. In 2018, he was appointed International Sales Director, managing, among other things, key account customers, international development and chartering.
Promoted to Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Marketing officer as of July 1, 2022, he joins the GEODIS Management Board, and is responsible for leading the sales and marketing teams in order to develop the Group’s business volume.
Melaine graduated with a Master of Economics (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University) and has a postgraduate degree in International Business and Strategy (Audencia). He also completed the GEODIS Executive Leadership Program in partnership with the Harvard Business School.