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JAS Worldwide, the global freight forwarding services provider headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is pleased to announce that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Geopost, the international parcel division of French group La Poste, whereby JAS will acquire Tigers, a freight forwarding and supply chain management subsidiary of Geopost, once all regulatory approvals have been obtained from the relevant authorities.
Since its creation in Hong Kong in 2011, Tigers has developed a suite of tech-enabled integrated logistics services, from freight forwarding to omni-channel supply chain management, for corporate clients around the globe. Tigers operates through 70 offices in 10 countries, including 32 state-of-the-art omni-channel distribution hubs, and has 935 employees.
Marco Rebuffi, CEO of JAS, says: "Through the acquisition of Tigers, JAS is broadening its range of logistics services, adding omni-channel supply chain management capabilities, supported by advanced digital solutions, to help our customers ramp up their B2C e-commerce operations. JAS' and Tigers' teams share the same entrepreneurial spirit which has underpinned the success of both companies and will ensure the continuous development of the enlarged group".
Olivier Storch, Geopost Executive Vice President for Asia-Pacific & Americas, says "Geopost has, at an early stage, identified the development potential in Tigers' innovative approach to logistics. Under the Geopost parentage, Tigers has delivered an impressive growth on the back of booming e-commerce. With its global footprint and vast experience in solving the logistics challenges of its customers, JAS is the ideal partner to bring Tigers to the next step in its successful journey".
JAS is advised by BNP Paribas and Eversheds Sutherland. Geopost is advised by OCFA and RHTLaw Asia.
About JAS Worldwide
JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in freight forwarding. Today, JAS covers 90+ countries with 335 offices and official agents, and has over 4,000 employees globally.
Geopost, owned by the French group La Poste, is the holding company of DPD Group, the largest international parcel delivery network in Europe, whose 77,000 experts deliver every day 5.3m parcels to clients around the globe.
JAS Worldwide is pleased to announce that, effective 20 March 2023, Vishal Bedi, a seasoned technology and business process leader with over 25 years of experience, has been appointed Chief Information Officer. Bedi will report directly to JAS Global President & CEO Marco Rebuffi.
Bedi's impressive background includes various technology leadership roles. Before joining JAS, he was CIO & Head of BPO at DHL Global Forwarding Americas, where he led significant transformation digital initiatives focused on operational efficiencies, automation, and enhancing the customer experience. While at Ernst & Young Management Consulting, Bedi drove large systems implementations for several major organizations improving organizational performance, driving growth, and establishing market leadership.
"We are delighted to welcome Vishal Bedi to the JAS team," said Rebuffi. "His extensive background will strengthen our commitment to deliver even more innovative customer-centric solutions, enhancing our already industry-leading logistics services."
JAS has a long history of setting new standards of excellence in the industry. Seven years ago, the company pioneered enterprise-wide management systems that have helped global customers run their supply chains more efficiently. Now, in the post-pandemic world, JAS is once again reimagining how to better equip its customers, employees, and partners with human-centric information technology. This new appointment is just one more way that JAS is working to stay ahead of the curve and cement its position as an industry leader.
About JAS Worldwide
JAS was founded in 1978 in Milan, Italy, and its global headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Over the last four decades, JAS has grown from regional roots to a global force in logistics covering all modes of transportation, including contract logistics and other sophisticated and digital-driven supply chain solutions. Today, JAS covers 100+ countries with over 7000 employees globally and continues to expand with its core culture, “People make the difference,” and its strong commitment to a sustainable future.
JAS Belgium is leading the way in sustainable logistics. With over fifteen applicants, JAS was one of three forwarders to be awarded the GOLD award for sustainable development.
The Belgium Freight Forwarding Association, ‘Forward Belgium’ created the award in 2021. It is based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations (UN). The goals focus on economic, social and environmental development and the 17 SDGs are divided into categories of People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership.
JAS is excited to have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability across 10 of these areas and the Gold award recognizes that JAS Belgium is an excellent example of sustainable logistics. As a leader in worldwide logistics, JAS is proud to receive the ‘FORWARD GOALS. For sustainable development GOLD’ award and of all the team members who worked to achieve these goals.
Throughout March, in honor of International Women's Day (March 8), we are celebrating some of the remarkable women at JAS. Today, we are honored to highlight Andrea Goeman, SVP Sustainability at JAS Worldwide.
What advice would you give your younger self?
I would advise my younger self to believe in yourself and be confident: Don’t let others opinions define who you are. Take them into consideration, make some adjustments and go for it.
How have female mentors/role models influenced your career?
I was lucky to work with amazing male and female colleagues in all stages of my career and believe that a respectful and open-minded work environment inspired me most. The book of former PepsiCo’s CEO Indra Nooyi “My Life in Full, Work, Familiy and our Future” is a great read about how purposeful leadership can drive corporate transformation forward.” Working with many inspiring women at JAS, I am already impressed by the openness and diversity of our organization; and the results we can achieve together.
What achievement are you most proud of while working at JAS?
Leading sustainability at JAS allows me to work with logistics experts from different cultures, regions and functions. In my first months, I experienced great commitment, work ethics and openness to new ideas, from our frontline workers to the management board. People really make the difference - I am proud to be part of the team.
How do you #EmbraceEquity?
Embracing Equity is not a nice-to-have, it’s a must-have. Diversity, Equality and Inclusion are driving both my personal and professional life. I am personally convinced that diverse teams perform better and bring value and growth to every company.
In your opinion, why is it important that more women pursue careers in the industry in the future?
The right time for women to pursue a career in logistics is now: With the growing importance of supply chain management, our sector is driving growth, innovations and sustainability transformation forward. Opportunities in the industry will continue to grow: The demand for analytical thinkers and innovative problem-solvers in freight forwarding is rising.