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Hervé Martel

Port of Marseille


Born in 1965, married with two children, General Civil Engineer from the “Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées” (Roads and Bridges civil engineering national School)(1989), Hervé Martel holds a DEA in «Transport Economics» (1991) and a ‘Master’s degree’ in Public Management (1999);

He began his career at the Port of Reunion in 1989.

From 2001 to 2004 he held the position of director of the port agency ‘Seine-Amont’ at the Port of Paris Authority and head of the district for the Navigation Service of the Seine.

Then he joined the Departmental Equipment Division of Seine-et-Marne in 2004, as Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Transport.

From 2006 to 2007, he held the position of Deputy Director of Maritime and Waterway Transport before joining the cabinet of the State Minister as a technical advisor in charge of ports and maritime transport and civil aviation. He particularly dealt with the reform of French seaports.

In September 2009, Hervé Martel was appointed Managing Director of Ports of Paris, which he left in March 2012 to head the Port of Le Havre Authority. He will be confirmed in his functions in March 2014.

Since 2012, date of creation of the Economic Interest Group HAROPA, Hervé Martel has also been the chair or vice-chair of this EIG, in turn with the CEOs of Port of Rouen and Ports of Paris.

Hervé Martel has also been President of the UPF (Union of Ports of France) since April 2014, which confirms the common will of French ports to improve in efficiency, visibility and be particularly attentive to their customers, while paying attention to social dialogue and ensure the interests of the French port cities in Europe.

It is part of a prospect to continue recapturing market shares, which characterizes the Port of Le Havre and HAROPA.

In April 2019, Hervé Martel has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marseille Fos Port Authority.

Sessions With Hervé Martel

Tuesday, 17 May