Laaksonen Resigns as Containerships CEO
Containerships plc’s board of directors announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Kari-Pekka Laaksonen, has resigned. The board of directors of Containerships plc plans to meet tomorrow to discuss a successor.CMA CGM Group will propose to the board of directors to appoint Claude Lebel, current CEO of Mac Andrews Gmbh, the parent company of Containerships plc, as the new CEO of Containerships plc.Laaksonen will remain in his position until his replacement is effective.
CMA CGM Recruits Digital Expert Krishnamurthy
The CMA CGM Group has hired Rajesh Krishnamurthy as group senior vice president IT & transformation, as the French container carrier seeks to further accelerate its digital push. Digitalization is considered an integral piece of CMA CGM’s growth plan, having been labeled a key strategic priority by CEO Rodolphe Saadé. “To accelerate this transformation, CMA CGM is recruiting the best specialists in the field and that is why CMA CGM is recruiting Rajesh Krishnamurthy to drive this strategy,” CMA CGM said. Krishnamurthy, who joins CMA CGM on
CMA CGM among the Top Companies for Trainees
French based CMA CGM Group is one of the world’s largest maritime transport firms. It is also a top company for trainees, a recent survey found. After ranking 11th last year, CMA CGM reached 7th place in the Happy Trainees ranking, which lists companies of all nationalities that provide the best internships. The survey conducted by Choosemycompany.com was sent to 104 students between September 1, 2016 and August 21, 2017, and asked trainees to evaluate the host companies on professional growth, stimulating environment, management, motivation, pride and fun and pleasure. “We are
New CEO at CMA CGM
Rodolphe Saadé is the new chief executive of container shipping line CMA CGM, taking over the role previously held by his 80-year-old father. The top spot at CMA CGM Group has been passed from one generation to another. Jacques Saadé announced on his 80th birthday that his son Rodolphe Saadé would take over as the French shipping line’s next chief executive officer. Jacques Saadé, who founded the company 1978, will remain chairman of the board of directors. Previously executive officer, Rodolphe Saadé has been with CMA CGM since 1994.
CMA CGM to Inaugurate In-house University
The CMA CGM Group announced the opening of the CMA CGM Academy, its new in-house university, located in its Marseilles (France) headquarters. The first in-house university was launched years ago to make the group’s collaborators’ training a priority. Today, this priority is being reinforced with the CMA CGM Academy. With this new structure, the group’s collaborators will not only benefit from high-quality courses regarding shipping, but also different subjects such as management. As an international company, CMA CGM has developed intercultural courses to assist all
Port Réunion to Become Strategic Maritime Hub
Visit of the President of the French Republic François Hollande to the Reunion Island Rodolphe Saadé intends to turn Port Réunion into CMA CGM Group strategic maritime hub in the Indian Ocean; New sourcing and export opportunities for the Reunion Island economic players; new strategic hub for CMA CGM at the crossroads between Europe, Asia and Africa The CMA CGM Group announced Rodolphe Saadé, Vice-Chairman, was with President Hollande to Reunion Island to lay the cornerstone for the future Port of Reunion Island. During the ceremony, Rodolphe Saadé signed a