Michel Donner

Michel Donner

Senior Adviser, Drewry Maritime Consultants

Sainte Adresse, France
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His background

  • Today
    2014
    2011

    Senior Adviser

    Drewry Maritime Consultants

  • Today
    2014
    2010

    Port & Maritime Transport Consultant

  • Today
    2014
    2007

    Port & Maritime Transport Specialist

    The World Bank Group - Washington DC - USA

    Internal consultant, analyst, speaker, (non-financial) auditor, adviser on port and shipping issues, including port concessions, Public-Private Partnerships, project evaluations & appraisals, supply chain security, city-port relationship issues.

    Recent publication July 2009:
    Supply Chain Security Guide, with C.B.Kruk: http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPRAL/Resources/SCS_Guide_Final.pdf
  • Today
    2007
    2006

    project & operations manager, French Antilles

    +10,000 employees

  • Today
    2006
    2003

    General Manager

    Douala International Terminal S.A. , Douala, Cameroun

    Responsible to incorporate the company, execute the concession agreement and launch the new joint-venture container terminal concession
  • Today
    2003

    Project Manager

    APM Terminals, The Hague (NL)

    In charge of the Douala container terminal concession project bid
  • Today
    2003
    2001

    Regional Operations Manager

    Maersk South America, Sao Paulo, Brazil

    Responsible for vessel operations, terminals and stowage coordination for South America. Also Regional Security Officer and Chairman of the USA-VSA terminal committee
  • Today
    2000
    1998

    General Manager, Land-based Activities Projects – Africa Region

    MaerskLine, Copenhagen, Denmark

    General Manager, Land-based Activities Projects – Africa Region
    Responsible for all land-based privatisation or own projects in Africa : terminals, trucking, warehousing, railways etc…aswell as follow-up of existing affiliates
  • Today
    1998
    1997

    General Manager

    Contopsa, San Antonio, Chile

    Responsible for Chile terminal & stevedoring, reefer depot, emr, container-handling activites for Maersk Line
  • Today
    1997
    1994

    National Operations Manager & Santos Branch Manager

    Maersk Brasil, Santos, Brazil (new organisation)

    Responsible for setting up Maersk Line operations in Brasil (including terminals, equipment, intermodal, emr, documentation and sub-agencies) and the Agency organisation in Santos
  • Today
    1994
    1992

    Operations & Terminal Manager

    Maersk Belgium, Antwerp - Belgium

    (contributed to record-breaking yearly average 98 moves/berth hour in 1993)
  • Today
    1992
    1990

    General Manager - Operations, Deputy General Manager

    Maersk India, Mumbai - India (new organisation)

    Responsible for setting up and running Maersk Line operations in India, including terminals, intermodal, equipment and emr, and operations depts in Madras, Delhi, Calcutta and NhavaSheva (Jawahrlal Nehru Terminal)
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    1990
    1987

    Terminal Manager

    Maersk Senegal, Dakar, Senegal (new organisation)

    Responsible for setting up and run the terminal organisation, first Maersk stevedoring outfit in Africa
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    1987
    1981

    Traffic & Operations Manager

    Maersk France, Marseille, France (new organisation)

    Responsible for setting up and running the Maersk Line operations in France, including terminals, intermodal, equipment and emr.
    Responsible for Documentation
    Responsible for setting up the branch office in Fos s/Mer (1981) and Le Havre (1982)
    General Manager of Macadam Line, new trucking subsidiary (1986) (additional function)
  • Today
    1981
    1979

    chef de service

    G.Feron & de Clebsattel SA, Fos s/Mer, France

    Responsible for the terminal, vessel and intermodal/equipment control/emr operations for EVERGREEN LINE in South of France
  • Today
    1979
    1975

    chef de service, operations & manutention

    Groupe Balguerie, Marseille & Fos s/Mer, France

    1977-79 : Responsible for the stevedoring, operations, intermodal/equipment/emr activities for MSC, Hoegh Line, Messina, Seaspeed (ro-ro), Mini-Line in Marseille.
    1975-77 : (new organisation) Responsible for the terminal, vessel and intermodal/equipment operations of American President Lines (APL) in South of France
  • Today
    1975
    1973

    various

    Watson Brown SA, Fos s/Mer & Marseille, France

    Documentation clerk for COSCO, ACT(A), Concordia Line, Boarding clerk, container-controller, customs clearance clerk
  • Licence in Social Sciences (Developing Countries) - Graduated with "Grande Distinction" (magna cum laude)

His skills

  • Conseil
  • Gestion de projet
  • International
  • Management
  • Manutention
  • Transport

His languages

  • English
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  • Portuguese
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  • Spanish
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    His hobbies

    football sailing blues jazz rock science-fiction reading strategic games

    His keywords

    shippingportsterminalspublic-private partnershipsconcessionssupply chain securityjoint-venturesmaritimeport-city relationshipsproject managementdevelopmentbusiness development

    About him

    Experienced port and international shipping executive and advisor, well versed in Public-Private Partnerships.

    Result-oriented and creative, demanding and flexible, my previous cross-continental assignments in terminals, operations, agency and corporate functions show that I can adapt and lead my teams regardless of continent, country, religion or language. Hunting for and evaluating new projects and concessions or assessing existing ones , setting up new organizations from scratch or adapting existing structures for new challenges and developments, all this is within my scope, be it in the operational field or at corporate level.

    6 years of experience in Africa
    3 years experience in Africa Region, projects Dept. (Copenhagen, DK)
    7 years in South America
    2 years in India
    1 year in the Caribbean
    2 years in USA

    His activity on Viadeo

    Recent contacts
    Valérie Bussière
    Sebastien PELLETIER
    Claudine Dambry
    Jean claude Sarremejeanne

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