Executive commitee

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GEFCO is governed by a Management Board and an Executive Committee responsible for implementing Group strategy and overseeing the quality and added value of our projects for customers, shareholders and employees.

The Management Board is composed of five members. The Executive Committee is composed of 11 members and is chaired by Luc Nadal, Chairman of the Management Board.

Luc Nadal – CEO and Chairman of the Management Board

Luc Nadal has served as Chairman of the GEFCO Management Board since December 2012, following his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in July 2012.  

Luc has spent his entire career in the transport sector, joining GEFCO in October 2010 as Freight Transport and Logistics Director. He came to GEFCO from SNCF, where he successively held the positions of Chairman of the Board of its logistics subsidiary CNC (which he turned around and transformed into Naviland Cargo), Deputy Operations Director of SNCF Freight, Deputy Managing Director of the Geodis branch in charge of rail freight, and Director of Fret SNCF. 

Luc also worked as a consultant for Arthur Andersen and as a partner in charge of the infrastructure and transport sector at Mensia Conseil. 

He graduated from France’s École Polytechnique in 1982. 

Pavel Ilichev – Member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President – Finance & Strategy

As Executive Vice President – Finance & Strategy, Pavel Ilichev is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee and its Management Board.

Pavel joined GEFCO in 2015 and was appointed Executive Vice President – Strategy & Finance in February 2016.

Previously, he was Deputy Head of Corporate Finance for Russian Railways (from 2009) and Chief Finance Officer for rail company Eurosib (2003-2009).

Pavel started his career in 1997 as Chief Trader of the Treasury Department for InkomBank, and then Head of the Stock Market Trading Division at the BaltUnexim Bank from 1999.

He is a graduate of the Saint-Petersburg State Academy of Aerospace Instrumentation and the Saint-Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance.

Emmanuel Arnaud – Member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing

As Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Emmanuel Arnaud is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee and its Management Board.

Emmanuel Arnaud joined the GEFCO Group in 2004 after nearly a decade of experience in the logistics sector. Starting as Market Line Manager and then Business Line Manager, he took up the role of Sales Director – Global Accounts Department in 2009 and Group Sales Director in 2012. In 2014, he was appointed Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Prior to joining GEFCO, Emmanuel was the Director of the French subsidiaries of TNT Logistics France and before that he held several managerial positions at Giraud, a specialized logistics group.

Emmanuel is a graduate of the Telecom École de Management.

Emmanuel Cheremetinski – Member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President – Overland, Warehousing, Reusable Packaging & Finished Vehicles Logistics

As Executive Vice President – Overland, Warehousing, Reusable Packaging, Overland & Finished Vehicles Logistics, Emmanuel Cheremetinski is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee and its Management Board.

Emmanuel Cheremetinski joined GEFCO Group in July 2015 to provide strategic and functional leadership for the Overland business line. In May 2017, he also assumed responsibility for the Finished Vehicles Logistics and Warehousing & Reusable Packaging activities.

Before joining GEFCO, Emmanuel served on the Executive Committee of Touax Group, a logistics asset management firm, from 2010 to 2015. In this role, he developed the river transport sector in emerging markets in Africa and South America. Prior to that, in 2005, he helped SNCF prepare for market competition in Europe as the Head of Railway Companies in Benelux and Italy, and then as its International Director.

Emmanuel began his career in the finance division at the inspection department of Société Générale and held various positions in the banking industry for 10 years.

He is a graduate of École Centrale Paris and also holds a degree in economics.

Pierre-Jean Lorrain – Member of the Management Board and Executive Vice President – Central Europe, Balkans, Middle East, Western Europe & Mediterranean

As Executive Vice President – Central Europe, Balkans, Middle East, Western Europe & Mediterranean, Pierre-Jean Lorrain is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee.

Since joining GEFCO Group in 1989 as IT Project Manager, Pierre-Jean has acquired extensive international experience, starting in the UK, where he held various positions for the Finished Vehicles Logistics activity before becoming Finished Vehicles Logistics Manager. Between 2006 and 2010, he managed GEFCO’s car distribution business unit in Paris. Pierre-Jean was then appointed Managing Director of GEFCO Italia in 2010. In 2013, he became Director of the Central Europe, Balkans and Middle East zone for GEFCO Group, and in May 2017 he also assumed responsibility for the Western Europe & Mediterranean zone.

Pierre-Jean started his career as an IT Project Manager at Unilog.

He holds a degree from the University of Nancy.

Emmanuel Delachambre – President of GEFCO France

As President of GEFCO France since 2017, Emmanuel Delachambre is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee.

Emmanuel joined GEFCO Group in 2013 as Deputy Director responsible for Performance and Continued Improvement at GEFCO France. He was appointed Deputy Managing Director of GEFCO France in 2015.

Prior to that (from 2009 onwards), he was Managing Director for Euro CargoRail, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, where he helped turn around the company to face new competition in the rail freight market. He was also Managing Director of VFLI (from 2006), a private rail company, and held several positions at Fret SNCF. He began his career in the auditing sector.

Emmanuel graduated from EDHEC Business School in 1992.

Paul-Henri Fréret – Executive Vice President – East Asia and Air & Sea

As Executive Vice President – Asia and Air & Sea since 2020, Paul-Henri Fréret is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee. 

Paul-Henri joined GEFCO in 1998, working in the Freight Division and then as manager of the transport and logistics warehouse in Avignon. Since then, he has led numerous activities for the company, as Business Unit Director – Warehouse/Reusable Packaging Services, Managing Director GEFCO Brazil, PSA Contract Director, LATAM Zone Director and Executive VP Asia.

Previously, Paul-Henri was an international lawyer for PSA Peugeot Citroën Group. He also worked as a supply chain manager for PricewaterhouseCoopers, an asset director for LPR, and an international manager at CFPI-ETISA.

Paul-Henri holds master’s degrees in law in both the US and France, and master’s degrees in international trade, management and finance.

Anne Lambusson – Executive Vice-President PSA Client & 4PL Solutions

As Executive Vice-President PSA Client & 4PL solutions, Anne Lambusson is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee.

Anne Lambusson joined GEFCO Group in July 2016 with a mission to strengthen collaboration between PSA Group and GEFCO.

This latest role builds on more than 28 years of experience in the transport, supply chain and automotive industries. Most recently, she was Regional Managing Director of the SNCF network in Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne, and Vice President International Operations for Keolis, an SNCF subsidiary. Other positions she has held include Executive Vice President for Faiveley Transport, Vice President Programs and Projects for Valeo, Vice President and Managing Director for Alstom Transport, Director of Allied Signal Automotive Europe, and Senior Consultant at SMCI.

Anne has served on the boards of several international and French groups. In 2013, she was appointed a Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, France’s highest order of merit.

Anne started her career in 1988 as a consultant for FASA-Renault in Spain.

She holds a PhD in engineering from MINES ParisTech, an MBA from Paris-Sorbonne University and an industrial engineering degree from École Centrale Paris.

Stéphane Milhet – Executive Vice President – Human Resources

Stéphane Milhet joined GEFCO in 2013 as the Group’s Executive Vice President – Human Resources and a member of the Executive Committee.

He has held senior HR positions at major global corporations, most recently HR Director EMEA for Apple from 2011 to 2013, and HR Director and Global Talent Succession Manager for Roche France (from 2009).

He worked for Microsoft from 2003 to 2009, where he successively held the positions of HR Director Europe, Global Talent Acquisition Director, and Senior HR Director. Before that, he served as Global HR Director for Adobe Group (2000-2002) and HR Director EMEA for Mars, Inc. (1997-2000).

Stéphane holds a post-graduate degree in law and human resources from Toulouse 1 University of Social Sciences.

Susan Marro-Fournier – Executive Vice President – Corporate Communications

As Executive Vice President – Communications, Susan Marro-Fournier is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee.

Susan joined GEFCO Group at the end of 2017, bringing in more than 20 years of expertise in global communications to support the company’s strong international development.

Her previous positions included Director of Communications, Public Affairs and Corporate Social Responsibility for KFC, and Head of Communications, EMEA for a division of United Technologies Corporation. She also worked as an independent consultant for GSK and was a partner at the Paris-based communications agency I&E Consultants, after initial experience at Disneyland Paris.

Susan holds an MBA from ESG Management School in Paris and a BA in European studies from the American University of Paris.

Sophie Baudoux – Executive Vice President – Information Systems

As Executive Vice President – Information Technology, Sophie Baudoux is a member of the GEFCO Group Executive Committee.

Sophie joined the Group in March 2020, bringing solid expertise in information technology and innovation. Sophie was most recently the founder of Av@lon, a consultancy dedicated to driving large-scale transformation projects.

Her previous positions included Chief Information Officer for COLAS (Bouygues Group), President of SPEIG (IT branch, COLAS Group).

She also held several management positions within Bouygues Telecom Goup, working on technologies and services. Sophie has an engineering degree in Telecoms from Telecoms ParisTech.

She started her career working for France Telecom R&D (Orange Labs).