Comprehensive experience in operational leadership in the global sector, shipping and Strategic Partnerships. Focuses on finding ways to save money, improve efficiency, ensure safety at all levels. People minded, excelling in multi-cultural environment and diversity. Management Excellence!


  • Chief Operation Officer


    May 2017 - at Present

    Jiangsu Sheng

    Head the operations, transformation and network execution of CMA CGM Group in China, leading a global team of 209 staff, controlling 355 weekly calls spread over 12 major Chinese ports for an operational budget of $ 869 000 000 • Led the One China project for Operations in 2018: Assisted in integrating the new CEO and new CCO whilst achieving North/Central & South China operational integration… • Stabilized the overall network in North & Central China, with savings of $ 2 000 000 in Yangshan itself • Led the operational Strategic Partnership Agreement with a world major Port Group, achieving a projected saving of $ 35 000 000 over three years.

  • Vice president Operations Group

    at CMA CGM

    June 2014 - April 2017

    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

    Direct the development of the organization’s operational model. Owner of Fleet Deployment plan. Lead strategic planning and budgeting, in addition of program management. Identify costs and opportunities to improve efficiency. Lead discussions in Alliance negotiations. • Led Operational integration of APL (Liners & Fleet) in CMA CGM Group • Negotiated OCEAN ALLIANCE contractual terms and put in place the Group Fleet Deployment Plan (500 ++ vessels for an implementation budget of $ 33 000 000, whilst achieving $ 3 000 000 savings) • Developed and put in place the concept of operations efficiency, achieving a global saving of $ 35 000 000!

  • Deputy Vice President

    at CMA CGM

    March 2012 - May 2014

    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

    Led the Line Operations work processes, focusing on operational matters to support the long-term goals for the company. Collaborated with the CEO and Board on executive level decisions. Conducted studies, audits and special tasks to effectively plan new programs. Ensured technical, safety & environmental watches were in place. • Led the P3 Project Alliance (subject to regulatory approval), resulting in a promotion to VP of Operations. • Facilitated multiple training sessions, seminars, and workshops • Missioned by Togo government to audit the Port of Lomé. As a result, my “window system” proposal was adopted by Ministry of Transport

  • Director of Operations - North America Lines

    at CMA CGM

    February 2006 - February 2012

    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

    Responsible for functional organization of the Deep-Sea Liners Operations Department, including cost management, P&L, and business modeling. Audited major US East and West Coast ports and terminal facilities to ensure safety and compliance. • Developed and put in place the concept of slow steaming on transpacific and transatlantic routes, resulting in exceptional savings and a complete change of fleet strategy. • Studied / implemented the first USEC service via Suez with mega vessel, decreasing the unit cost by 15%+. • Changed the bunkering pattern on Transpacific to Panama Canal route, resulting in $18 000 000+ in savings. • Took the lead in a Group US East Coast - US West Coast business development project. • Designed and developed major partnerships contracts.

  • Operations Manager - Feedering Department

    at CMA CGM

    December 1999 - January 2006

    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

    Tasked with ensuring industrial tools met network requirements for capacity and frequency. • Instrumental role in the Feeder network development in North Africa, Black Sea and North Europe • Daily management of a fleet over 55 vessels • Cargo flow and tactical fleet deployment management

  • Ship Manager - Feedering Department

    at CMA CGM

    March 1999 - November 1999

    Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

    In charge of voyage preparation and execution of a selected fleet of feeders vessels.

  • Duty Operations Manager

    at Brittany Ferries UK

    January 1988 - January 1999


    In charge of preparation, execution and follow up of passengers' and freight RORO calls. - terminal management - Operations preparation and execution - HR duties - Relations with local authorities and Regulatory bodies - Emergency handling - Specific duties for French Honorary Consul

  • Employé service Approvisionnement

    at Brittany Ferries

    April 1986 - October 1987


    Agent de contrôle et de préparation de commande Suivi de facturation et validation Approvisionnement à bord des navires Manutention


  • Health & Safety at work

    at Plymouth University

    1992 - at Present (28 years) Devon

  • Customer Service Management Course

    at Plymouth University

    1991 - at Present (29 years) Devon

  • Counselling

    at Plymouth University

    1991 - at Present (29 years) Devon

  • Manager Maritime Security course/Prevention of terrorism

    at MI6

    1991 - 1991 (1 year) London

  • Carriage of Hazardous cargo by sea

    at Warsash Maritime College

    1989 - 1991 (2 years) Hampshire



    1980 - 1984 (4 years) Bretagne


  • French Native

  • English Negotiation