Marseille Fos names executive and supervisory board leaders

Former port of Le Havre managing director Hervé Martel has started work as interim managing director of the Marseille Fos port authority following his nomination by the French transport minister.

His appointment is now due to be officially ratified by the leading French port’s supervisory board.

Mr Martel joins the executive board in succession to Christine Cabau Woehrel, who left in March on completion of her five-year term to re-join Marseille-based CMA CGM as director of assets.

Meanwhile Marc Forneri has been re-elected for a second five-year term as supervisory board chairman. A member of the board since 2009, Mr Forneri has a wide background in industry and finance. He is currently the founding chairman of mergers & acquisitions specialist Bucephale Finance and is a former head of world-leading ski manufacturer Rossignol.

He said that the future focus of the supervisory and executive boards would be in four key areas – commercial initiatives to win new customers, infrastructure development, further advances in eco-friendly port operations and staff training for new activities, notably in the digital field.

(Marseille Fos)