UPS chooses Philippe Gilbert as president for new supply chain solutions role
UPS has announced that Philippe Gilbert has become president of the new post of supply chain solutions
UPS has announced that Philippe Gilbert has become president of the new post of supply chain solutions. He will report to chief operating officer Jim Barber and will be based at the company's global headquarters in Atlanta.
In his new role, Mr Gilbert will be responsible for global logistics and distribution, global freight forwarding, UPS Freight as well as the technology-driven truckload freight brokerage business at Coyote.
Previously, Mr Gilbert served as regional chief executive of the Americas for DB Schenker Logistics based in Miami, Florida. In this role he led air, ocean and land logistics in the US, Canada and eight countries in Latin America. Prior to this position, he was regional chief executive for west Europe from 2013 to 2015, based in Paris, France.
From 2005 to 2013, he served as executive vice president for GEODIS Wilson, the freight management division of international logistics provider, the GEODIS Group. There, he managed an integrated network of 57 countries and 80 agents, reported London's Air Cargo News.
Mr Gilbert earned a finance degree from Institut Superieur de Gestion in Paris, France and is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.