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Patrick Daher, chairman and managing director of the Daher industrial group, has been elected chairman at the first meeting of the new 17-member supervisory board at the port of Marseilles Fos.

Top industrialist chairs port’s new supervisory board

Marseilles-born, Daher served on the previous administrative council, which is being replaced by a three-tier management structure required under French port reform legislation.

The meeting also confirmed Jean-Claude Terrier – the port’s director-general since moving from Dunkirk last September – as chairman of the new four-strong executive board. He is to propose the other three members at a future supervisory board meeting.

Reporting to the supervisory State, regional and port representatives, the executive directors will have key responsibility for strategic planning. With the reform law requiring the transfer of cargo handling to the private sector, this will now focus on infrastructure development.

The third new management tier, a 40-strong development board, will serve in a consultative role on strategy and other major issues.