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Rodolphe SAADE

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the CMA CGM Group


Mr. Rodolphe Saadé is Chairman and CEO of the CMA CGM Group. A graduate from Concordia University, Mr. Rodolphe Saadé joined the CMA CGM Group in 1994. After working in New York and Hong Kong, he moved to the Group’s head office in Marseilles and has been a key player in the Group’s strategic development. He successively headed different shipping lines before taking the Transatlantic and Transpacific lines under his responsibility. In 2010, Mr. Rodolphe Saadé oversaw the Group’s financial restructuring. In 2015, he led the voluntary general cash offer for Neptune Orient Lines (NOL). He also conducted the talks leading to the signature of OCEAN ALLIANCE in 2016 with COSCO SHIPPING, Evergreen Line and OOCL. In 2016, Mr. Rodolphe Saadé was distinguished as Newsmaker of the Year by the Lloyd's List magazine. In 2017, he was appointed CEO of the CMA CGM Group before becoming Chairman of the Board. In 2019, Rodolphe Saadé successfully implemented an ambitious transformation plan through the acquisition of CEVA Logistics. With this strategic move, CMA CGM Group is now a world leader in shipping and logistics.