Gene Seroka

Port of Los Angeles

Executive Director

Serving as the chief executive officer of the Port of Los Angeles, the executive director administers all policies developed by the Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners and provides overall direction regarding the daily operation of the Port. All orders, rules, and regulations adopted by the Board are implemented through the Executive Director.

Sessions With Gene Seroka

Thursday, 24 June

  • 02:25pm - 02:55pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 12:25 pm - 24/jun/2021 12:55 pm

    Risk and Resilience

    Effective Port Authority Leadership in Times of Crisis


    At the height of the pandemic outbreak in March 2020, the Mayor of Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti decided to appoint the Port's Executive Director as Chief Logistics Officer for the City. Since then the port has had to deal with providing emergency supplies to the State of California and beyond, prioritising cargo, coping with truck and internal haulage shortages, labor shortages and overwhelming increases in import demand resulting in record congestion in and around the city's container terminals. What constitutes effective leadership in time of crisis for ports? In this exclusive interview with Gene Seroka, get a personal view on what it takes to deal with the pressures of being in the hotseat.

Friday, 25 June

  • 10:10am - 10:55am (CET) / 25/jun/2021 08:10 am - 25/jun/2021 08:55 am

    Business Innovation

    Ports of the Future


    What does the "Smart Port" of the future really look like, in the eyes of a port authority, terminals and port users? How will ports best make use of "smart" technologies such as AI, IoT and Virtual Reality using digital infrastructure such as 5G to optimize their operations?