Wolfgang Lehmacher

Director Emeritus

Supply Chain and Transport Industries

World Economic Forum

Wolfgang Lehmacher is thought leader, technology evangelist and practitioner in the field of supply chain, transport and logistics. Lehmacher has been involved in various major change initiatives and business transformations in the supply chain industry. He is a recognised writer and speaker. Important roles during his career include President and CEO of GeoPost Intercontinental and Member of the Executive Board at GeoPost, the express parcel holding of French La Poste, and Director Supply Chain and Transport Industries at the World Economic Forum.


Lehmacher is convinced that a performant supply chain, transport and logistics sector is the prerequisite for growth and wealth, prosperity and peace. In light of degrading environmental and social conditions, his aim is to promote well balanced business models at the nexus of economy, society, and environment. Sustainable business, global integration and collaboration are at the core of his interests. His numerous publications, such as the books „Wie Logistik unser Leben prägt“ (How Logistics Shapes Our Lives), „Logistik im Zeichen der Urbanisierung“ (Logistics in Light of Urbanisation) and Global Supply Chain explain and stress the importance of supply chain, transport and logistics for economy and society as well as the need for the continuous transformation of the global economy towards a more circular and regenerative model. The books have been published at Springer Gabler.


Wolfgang has contributed numerous articles to various publications and blogs, including Financial TimesNikkei Asian ReviewBusiness InsiderWorld Economic Forum Agenda and BVL-Blog. In addition, Lehmacher authored and co-authored several papers, such as “How Technology Can Unlock the Growth Potential along the New Silk Road”, “Blockchain Technology for Ports”, “Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Supply Chains” and “Trade Tech – A New Age for Trade and Supply Chain Finance”.

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