Speaker announcement: Wolfgang Lehmacher at the ADC Leadership Retreat 2012

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Born 1960 in Bonn, Wolfgang Lehmacher is a serial Executive with more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and logistics sector. Lehmacher is Partner and Managing Director at the global strategy consultancy boutique CVA, as well as Member of the Board of Governors, Universal Business School, India’s first green business school, Karjat, and member of the Advisory Board of aidha, the world’s micro-business school, Singapore.

1980, Lehmacher started his professional career with the German Red Cross, subsequently gaining experience with leading international supply chain solutions providers, e.g. Kuehne & Nagel. He has held senior management positions with TNT from 1991 to 1999, including Country General Manager Switzerland, and with French Groupe La Poste from 1999 to 2010, including, President and Chief Executive Officer, GeoPost Intercontinental, the global expansion and network vehicle, and Member of the Board of GeoPost, the express parcel holding of Groupe La Poste.

Lehmacher has been involved in major initiatives in the Courier Express Parcel (CEP) industry. Such developments include the setting up of the German ground services operations of GD Express Worldwide, the country organisation of the consortium of TNT and five major postal organisations (German, French, Dutch, Swedish and Canadian), the management of the German Express Mail Service (EMS) Joint Venture between Deutsche Post and TNT Express Worldwide, the development of TNT Express Worldwide in the Eastern European and Eastern Mediterranean regions, the expansion of the express parcel business of La Poste in Europe, the integration of the European parcel network DPD into the Group’s business, and the global network set-up and express parcel expansion of La Poste through strategic investments combined with entrepreneurial partnerships, including entries into key markets worldwide, such as India, China, South Africa and the United States of America.

Upon the foundations built in the 1980th in Western Europe, Lehmacher’s focus has gradually shifted in the second half of the 1990th to the emerging economies and later to the global market, with a bias towards the fast growing large countries. Along the way, Wolfgang Lehmacher has become a global citizen living and working in various countries on different continents. The global experience has resulted into an enquiring mind towards social and economic opportunities and challenges in the cultural environment encountered. In this light, he sees Transportation and Logistics as a production factor and enabler of growth and prosperity. Lehmacher calls Paris and Hong Kong his home.