Frederic M.

Summary

Having lived and worked in various environments (France, West Africa, Netherlands, Italy, South Africa), I feel very confident in the international arena.

In over 25 years of experience in the Maritime sector I have established my professional reputation as a Multi-disciplined Shipping Executive with experience in Liner, General Cargo, Car Carrier and Tramper agencies

Specialties: Liner Shipping, Professional Leadership, Negotiation skills and Strategic Planning, Shipping Agency and Stevedoring Contracts, Emotional and Cultural Intelligence, Multilingual (French, English, Italian and Spanish), Organizational Development, Presentation Skills, Board Experience.

Experience

Managing Director MOL South Africa (Pty) Ltd & Regional General Manager MOL Southern Africa & Indian Ocean
MOL
South Africa
April-2012 - Present

Responsibilities:
Managing Director of MOL South Africa (Liner & Car Carrier Shipping Agency
-5 offices- 400 vessel calls per year in South African ports/all vessels type - 130 whitecollar
staff)
Regional General Manager Southern Africa - Jurisdiction: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho,
Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Reunion, Swaziland, Zimbabwe.
Yearly volume handled within the region circa 300,000 teus laden in & out
Achievement/Insight gained:
Enabled local trades (Europe & Asia) profit optimization ($100m net profit in 5 years)
Enhanced the local revenue & optimized the collection of D&Ds
Successful reshuffling of MOL South Africa organization to fit with strategic goals
Aligning all the local processes with MOL Europe standards for more efficiency
Instilled a customer focus, performance and cost saving oriented culture

Managing Director MOL Ivory Coast & Regional General Manager West Africa
MOL
Cote d'Ivoire
May-2010 - March-2012

Responsibilities:
Managing Director MOL Côte d’Ivoire S.A. (Shipping Agency)
Regional General Manager West Africa (80 staff out of which 6 expats – Jurisdiction:
Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria)
Achievement/Insight gained:
Smooth transfer of activities / staff from a third party to own entity (Ivory Coast)
Establishment of a subsidiary, implementation of all MOL standard processes /
culture (Ivory Coast)
Built up and headed West Africa Head Quarter & overall Regional Management

Managing Director MOL Italia & Regional General Manager West Med
MOL Europe
Italy
April-2007 - May-2010

Responsibilities:
Managing Director MOL Côte d’Ivoire S.A. (Shipping Agency)
Regional General Manager West Africa (80 staff out of which 6 expats – Jurisdiction:
Senegal, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Benin and Nigeria)
Achievement/Insight gained:
Smooth transfer of activities / staff from a third party to own entity (Ivory Coast)
Establishment of a subsidiary, implementation of all MOL standard processes /
culture (Ivory Coast)
Built up and headed West Africa Head Quarter & overall Regional Management

Vice President North South Trades
MOL Europe
Netherlands
July-2005 - March-2007

Responsibilities:
Management of a profit centre (Lines management Europe/Africa - West Africa/Asia)
Management of a cost centre (West African agency network)
Achievement/Insight gained:
Enabled Trade to earn $4 million net profit over the period
Proven my ability to handle business within a different environment and
interpersonal situations heading a multicultural team (Japanese, Dutch, Croatian,
French, African)

Education

Junior School
Bollore Scac Paris (France)
France
September-1989 - August-1990
Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.)
ISEEC Nadaud Paris
France
September-1987 - June-1989