Mr. Wolfgang Lehmacher has more than 20 years of experience in senior roles in the supply chain, logistics and transportation sector. He is former President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental, the global express parcel expansion vehicle of French La Poste. Mr. Lehmacher is heading the Supply Chain and Transport Industries community at the World Economic Forum. Prior to this engagement, he was Partner and Managing Director (China and India) at CVA, overseeing the global Transportation and Logistics Practice.
Mr. Lehmacher’s early career began in 1980 with the German Red Cross, then subsequently with leading international supply chain solutions providers, including Kuehne & Nagel. In the 1990’s, he held senior management positions with TNT, including Country General Manager Switzerland and Director Eastern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Regions.
Mr. Lehmacher is the author and co-author of books, articles and whitepapers, primarily covering topics in the field of supply chain. He has had speaking engagements at various summits, including the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, and leading business schools in the world, such as the MIT Centre of Transportation and Logistics.
Mr. Lehmacher has been involved in major initiatives in the Courier Express Post (CEP) industry, such as establishing GD Express Worldwide in Germany; heading EMS Germany – the joint venture between Deutsche Post and TNT; developing the TNT Express Worldwide business in the Eastern European and Eastern Mediterranean regions, covering over 50 countries; expanding the La Poste express parcel business through strategic investments combined with entrepreneurial partnerships in Europe and subsequently worldwide.