Legal action by TNT against former CEO

Marie-Christine Lombard had disregarded her contract, alleges TNT

12-month ban Antony Burgmans competition competitors contract express deliveries Geodis legal action Marie-Christine Lombard TNT Express

TNT Express is taking legal action against its former chief executive Marie-Christine Lombard and prevent her from working for Geodis. Lombard was announced as Geodis’ chief executive in October this year.

According to media reports, a TNT spokesman said that Geodis was one of its competitors because it does express deliveries and since “Lombard has expertise, experience and a network”, that is what is being objected to.  

Apparently, Lombard’s contract had mentioned a 12-month ban on working for the competition and that she had to get clearance from TNT Express’ supervisory board before taking up a new job. However, in the week after she left, the supervisory board chairman Antony Burgmans said she had broken the terms of her contract by leaving.