Grégory Goba-Blé has been appointed as the new managing director for UPS in India.
In his new role, Goba-Blé will lead UPS Small Package, UPS SCS, UPS India Healthcare, and will continue as a board member of MOVIN – a partnership between UPS and InterGlobe.
Goba-Blé is responsible for driving UPS’s strategy and inclusive growth across India and will report to Ufku Akaltan, president for UPS UK, Ireland, Nordics, and India.
Commenting on the appointment, Akaltan said, “India is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a key healthcare hub. Grégory will help us deliver the combined power of UPS’s capabilities in India as we rapidly expand our presence to help our customers and Indian businesses grow. His leadership and diverse experience is an invaluable asset to our operations.”
In his 30-year career at UPS, Goba-Blé has served as the managing director of UPS France, vice president of engineering for the Americas region, which encompassed over 50 countries, and most recently, vice president of India, Middle East and Africa.
Goba-Blé said, “I am honored to take on this role and lead UPS in India. Our focus is not just on delivering packages, but on shaping the future of logistics in India. We are investing right across the business to do just that and I’m thrilled to have highly experienced leaders in India to help us achieve our goals.”
In a separate appointment, Abbas Panju has been named managing director for UPS Small Package India. Panju joined UPS in 2006, and most recently served as managing director for UPS Middle East and Central Asia. In his new role, Panju will report to Grégory Goba-Blé.