UPS France appoints new General Manager, expands Lyon Airport hub

posted on 24th October 2022 by Eddie Saunders
UPS France appoints new General Manager, expands Lyon Airport hub

UPS has appointed Burak Kiliç as General Manager of UPS France, one of the organisation’s most important markets.

“One of my key priorities in this new role will be to create a stronger link between France and the world by promoting the growth of exports,” Kiliç said.

“Through this, we aim to support French businesses, in particular SMEs, which are major players at the heart of the French economy.”

As Director of UPS Turkey, Kilic oversaw a multi-year investment plan, doubling UPS Turkey’s operational capacity and launching a direct flight line between Istanbul and UPS’s European air hub in Cologne.

He also played a leading role in implementing the UPS Women Delivery Driver Program to hire 8,000 minority-led SMEs in the country.

A Turkish national, Kiliç joined UPS in 2009 through the acquisition of Unsped-UPS ASC in Turkey, where he was Supervisor of Systems Development.

After being promoted to the position of Head of Industrial Engineering in the country in 2010, he was subsequently Director of Operations of Turkey from 2014, then in September 2016, took on the new role as Director of Industrial Engineering of the Eastern District.

He was promoted to Country Manager of UPS Turkey in April 2018.

Now at the head of UPS France, Kiliç will continue and support the development of UPS in the country, notably, in accordance with its environmental objectives.

UPS has set itself the goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and has set clear intermediate objectives for 2035:

  • A 50% reduction in CO2 emissions per parcel delivered for global small parcel activities (baseline year 2020);
  • 100% of the company’s facilities powered by renewable electricity –already achieved in France;
  • 30% of the fuel used by its global airline fleet will be sustainable fuel.