Under the Patronage of
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
Born in 1965, married with two children, General Civil Engineer from the “Ecole des
Ponts et Chaussées” (Roads and Bridges civil engineering national School)(1989), Hervé
Martel holds a DEA in «Transport Economics» (1991) and a ‘Master’s degree’ in Public
He began his career at the Port of Reunion in 1989.
From 2001 to 2004 he held the position of director of the port agency ‘Seine-Amont’ at
the Port of Paris Authority and head of the district for the Navigation Service of the
Then he joined the Departmental Equipment Division of Seine-et-Marne in 2004, as
Deputy Director for Infrastructure and Transport.
From 2006 to 2007, he held the position of Deputy Director of Maritime and Waterway
Transport before joining the cabinet of the State Minister as a technical advisor in
charge of ports and maritime transport and civil aviation. He particularly dealt with the
reform of French seaports.
In September 2009, Hervé Martel was appointed Managing Director of Ports of Paris,
which he left in March 2012 to head the Port of Le Havre Authority. He will be
confirmed in his functions in March 2014.
Since 2012, date of creation of the Economic Interest Group HAROPA, Hervé Martel
has also been the chair or vice-chair of this EIG, in turn with the CEOs of Port of Rouen
and Ports of Paris.
Hervé Martel has also been President of the UPF (Union of Ports of France) since April
2014, which confirms the common will of French ports to improve in efficiency, visibility
and be particularly attentive to their customers, while paying attention to social dialogue
and ensure the interests of the French port cities in Europe.
It is part of a prospect to continue recapturing market shares, which characterizes the
Port of Le Havre and HAROPA.
In April 2019, Hervé Martel has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Marseille
Fos Port Authority.