Philippe Gilbert

President, UPS Supply Chain Solutions

Philippe Gilbert is UPS’s President, Supply Chain Solutions, responsible for Global Logistics and Distribution, Global Freight Forwarding, UPS Freight as well as the technology-driven truckload freight brokerage business at Coyote.

Most recently, Gilbert served as Regional CEO of the Americas for DB Schenker Logistics, based in Miami, Florida. In this role he led air, ocean, CHB, land and logistics in the United States, Canada, and eight countries in Latin America. He previously was Regional CEO for West Europe from 2013 to 2015, based in Paris, France.

From 2005 to 2013, Gilbert 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 around the world and more than 80 agents. Gilbert also held leadership roles in the logistics space with Circle International / Eagle Global Logistics (EGL) and Saga S.A. He is a member of the Board of Directors of UNICEF USA.

Gilbert earned a Finance degree from Institut Superieur de Gestion (I.S.G.) in Paris, France, and is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

Today’s business world is marked by rapid change, on-demand inventories, and multi-platform, e-commerce-driven fulfilment services. Against that backdrop, effective supply chain management is more critical than ever. From forward logistics to reverse logistics, and from freight forwarding to complete outsourcing, business leaders need supply chain solutions that work together in tight coordination to deliver value at global scale.


Philippe Gilbert