Florentine GUIHARD-KOIDIOPassionate by the Ports and Maritimes jobs
Francescalberto De BariHead of Economic Planning, Strategic and European Projects and Innovation AreaLivorno Port Authority
Fulvio CARLINILogistics operatorFONASBA
GOGUET DelphineResponsible for Commercial Affairs SectionEU Delegation Trade
Guy Serge MANOUANDirector GeneralSingle Window of Foreign Trade - Cote d’Ivoire
Hassan ABKARIDirector Port Tanger Med PassengersTMSA
Hicham BRAHMIAttaché de Direction Communication
Hubert HOURIZEDirector for Projects ICF Afrique
Hussein WAHIBResearch Officer with the Head of Government of MoroccoThe National Committee for Business Environment
Ibou DioufSenior Transport SpecialistWorld Bank
Imane MALEBBusiness Unit DirectorM2T
Ines OurigbaleCustomer Relations and SLA MonitoringBCP
Jamal MENDOUNCEOGNS Technologies (BMCE Bank Group)
Javier FraileChef de ProjetPORTEL SEVICIOS TELEMATICOS
Jérôme FLEURYGeneral DirectorEUMATECH
Jonathan OforiDirecteurTradeNet GCNet
Jorge TORRENTCEOPORTEL Servicios Telematicos
Julien BORNONRegional coordinatorUNCTAD Business Facilitation Program for Africa and MENA
Karim KortbiResponsible for monitoring regulationsCrédit du Maroc
Lbachir BENHMADDeputy general directorATLANTIC BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL , BCP Group
Lisiniaina RAZAFINDRAKOTOCommunication and Business Development ManagerTradeNet
Maria CeccarelliChiefUN/CEFACT Support Unit
Mario APOSTOLOVRegional AdviserUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe (CEE-ONU)
Marta Moya DiazHead of the “commerce”European Union’s Delegation in the Kingdom of Morocco
Mohamed Anas AMRISenior Project ManagerPORTNET S.A
Mohammed TAHRITerritory Sales Manager- North Africa Oracle Corporation
Mor Talla DIOPDirector of International DevelopmentGainde 2000
Mouawia EssekelliDeputy general managerGlobal Transaction Banking
Mounir FERRAMDirector of Presidential Affairs and the Council of the Casablanca-Settat region
Mourad MekouarGeneral ManagerM2T
Nasr NizarHead of the Division of preventionHeadquarters of Customs and Excise , Morocco
NORREDINE ABDELAZIZHead of Commercial Operations Control DivisionOffice des Changes
Noura Al DHAHERIGeneral ManagerMaqta Gateway
OLEKSANDR O. FEDOROVThe State Councilor of the Customs ServiceUkraine Rank
Olivier MOREAUVice President Business Development Bureau Veritas
Othmane TajeddineCapital Market MangerBCP
OULJOUR HOUSSAINEHead of Department of External Exchanges StatisticsOffice des Changes
Professeur Amar RamudhinProfessor of LogisticsInstitute of the University of HULL
Raghad ALTALLIMarket Analyst at the InternationalTrade Center
Rosa B. F. SOBRINHOPresidentAfrican Women in Maritime Organization (WIMAFRICA)
Saad MNISSARProcess Pilot International Trade BCP
Said MaghraouiDirector of Exchanges Policy
Sangwon LIMEconomic Affairs Officer United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Silvia FerriniResearcher Joint Lab for Advanced Sensors, Monitoring and Control System
Simon MevelEconomic Affairs OfficerATPC
Somnuk KERETHOFounding DirectorInstitute for IT Innovation (INOVA)
Souleymane DIARRASSOUBAGeneral ManagerAtlantic Business International
Tarik MAAOUNIDirector of Organisation and Information SystemsAGENCE NATIONALE DES PORTS
Tom BUTTERLYDirector and Lead ConsultantTrade Development and Facilitation
Virginia CRAM-MARTOSDirector of the Economic Cooperation and Trade DivisionCEE-ONU
Wendy SAERENSFederal Public Service FinanceAdministration Of Customs and Excise
Yann ALIXHead of StrategySOGET SA
Youssef AhouziHead of IT DepartmentPORTNET S.A
Director Regional Center Investment for Casablanca – Settat
Born June 1, 1972 in Casablanca, married with a child, Mr. Abdallah CHATER Holder of Diploma Management Studies Superiors, started his professional career in the private sector before joining the diection of Foreign Investment of the Ministry of Finance.
In August 2002, he joined the CRI Grand Casablanca as head of Investor Assistance department.
In April 2015, he was appointed Director of the Regional Investment Center of Greater Casablanca.
On 7 January 2016, he was appointed Director of the Regional Center Investment Casablanca-Settat
Head of the Government
M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran, Secrétaire général du Parti Justice et Développement ( PJD) a été nommé Chef du gouvernement par Sa Majesté Le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu l’assiste, le mardi 29 novembre 2011, suite à la victoire du parti aux élections législatives du 25 novembre 2011.
Né à Rabat en 1954, M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran a fréquenté l’école coranique avant d’entamer son cursus scolaire à l’école Leqbibate, pour rejoindre par la suite le lycée Moulay Youssef où il a décroché son baccalauréat en 1973. Ses études universitaires couronnées par une Licence en sciences Physiques en 1979, M. Benkiran a été nommé professeur à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rabat, où il a exercé jusqu'à ce qu’il démissionne en 1988 pour fonder et gérer une imprimerie et deux établissements d’enseignement privé.
M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran a entamé son parcours politique dans les rangs de la jeunesse estudiantine, puis de la jeunesse ittihadie jusqu’en 1975.
C’est en 1976 que M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran rejoint les rangs de la Chabiba Islamia, organisation qu’il quitte en 1981 pour fonder aux cotés de plusieurs compagnons la Jamaa Islamia. Cette création sera légalisée en 1983 à Rabat et M. Benkiran accèdera à la présidence de la Jamaa en 1986.
Sous son mandat de président, la Jamaa Islamia change de nom en 1990 pour devenir le Mouvement de la Réforme et du Renouveau.
Dès 1992, M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran dépose une demande de création du Parti du Renouveau National, puis décide avec plusieurs de ses compagnons de rejoindre le Mouvement Populaire Constitutionnel et Démocratique, dirigé alors par Feu Dr Abdelkrim Khatib.
A l’issue du congrès extraordinaire de 1996, M. Benkiran est élu membre du Secrétariat général du MPCD, qui deviendra en 1998, le Parti de la Justice et du Développement.
C’est sous la bannière du PJD que M. Benkiran est élu en 1999 député de la circonscription de Salé Al Mazraa lors des élections partielles. En 2002 il est réélu député de la circonscription de Salé Al Madina.
En 2004, M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran est élu Président du Conseil National du PJD, puis brigue avec succès un nouveau mandat de député à la circonscription de Salé Al Madina en 2007.
En 2008, M. Benkiran est élu Secrétaire Général du Parti de la Justice et du Développement. Il se présente une nouvelle fois avec succès aux législatives de 2011 dans sa circonscription de Salé Al Madina.
M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran a été nommé en 1999 membre de la Commission spéciale Education-Formation, puis en 2006 membre du Conseil Supérieur de l’Enseignement.
Il a pris part à de nombreux forums nationaux, arabes et internationaux.
M. Abdel-Ilah Benkiran est marié et est père de six enfants.
General Managing Director of a maritime and logistics group in Morocco
President of the Professional Association of Ship Agents and Brokers of Morocco – APRAM
Regional Vice President in charge of Africa and Middle East of FONASBA - London – The Federation of National
Association of Ship Brokers and Agents.
Vice President of the Moroccan Association of Exporters – ASMEX, in charge of logistics and training
1st Vice President of the Chamber of Commerce of Belgium and Luxembourg in Morocco –CCBLM
Advisor of Economic diplomacy of the Belgian Government
Honorary President of the Moroccan Association for Logistics – AMLOG
Member of Board of Directors of the Arab Federation of Shipping Chambers
Logistics & containeurs department chiefONCF
Abdou Souleye Diop
Executive-Partner Mazars, Expert-comptable - Audit et Conseil - Développement en AfriqueMazars
Chief Operations Officer Single Window for External Trade Operations of Cameroon
Mr. Abdoullahi FAOUZI, 39 years old, IT engineer (Polytechnics), married, four children.
As Chief Operations Officer of the Single Window for External Trade Operations of Cameroon (GUCE-GIE), he is in Charge of the technical implementation of the Electronic Single Window and managing its operations as well.
Prior to the SW, he worked in the telecommunication sector (Orange CAMEROUN) as application developer in 2004.
Involved in activities of the African Alliance for Electronic Commerce since 2008 and he is vice-chair of the Survey and Technology Commission since April 2013.
He is the Single Window's Focal Point at the African Development Bank/World Bank Unit of the Ministry of Public Works of Cameroon. As member of the FASTRAC project team, he manages Facilitation of Transport and Transit in CEMAC activities related to paperless Trade.
M. Abdoullahi Faouzi is since febuary 2016, member of the permanent secretariate and technical secretariate of the national trade facilitation body (NTFB) in charge of the implementation of WCO Trade Facilitation Agreement in Cameroon.
Economic Affairs OfficerEconomic Development and Integration Division covering issues of trade UN- ESCWA
Chairman of the Committee of the climate of public private partnership and business access to public procurementCGEM
Head of Division - Division of Information SystemAdministration of Customs and Indirect Taxes, Morocco
Chief Executive OfficerKENYA TRADE NETWORK AGENCY
Amos WANGORA is currently the Ag. Chief Executive Officer of the Kenya Trade Network Agency having been appointed to that position on 30th March 2015. He has served as the General Manager Operations and Project Director for the Kenya National Electronic Single Window System implementation (Kenya TradeNet System) with responsibility for the system implementation and operationalization. He holds a Master’s degree in Maritime Affairs specializing in Port and Shipping Management from the World Maritime University (Sweden). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
He has over nineteen years work experience in the Trade and Logistics sector with specialization in Maritime affairs and Project Management in Port, Customs and Trade sector automation. He has vast experience in the designing, development and implementation of ICT interventions for Trade and Transport facilitation.
Single Window DomainUN/CEFACT
Andrea HAMPTON is currently leading the Single Window Domain within the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), including the development of Recommendation 36 on Single Window Interoperability. Andrea has more than 15 years’ experience in operating as an intermediary between business and government in the area of trade facilitation and investment promotion throughout the world and a further background in information communication technology assists in her approach to technology and trade.
Having worked for the US State Department, Chinese municipal governments, and a major international consultancy, for the last 10 years she has been leading Crown Agents’ support of trade facilitation measures, particularly as related to information technology and the Single Window concept. As a principal consultant and manager of technical assistance projects, Andrea has extensive experience designing and implementing Single Windows and other trade facilitation measures across Southeast and Central Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. She is a regular contributor to international discussions on trade facilitation particularly with regards to governance of inter-agency and cross-border cooperation.
Andrea is a qualified PRINCE2 and PMI Project Management Professional and holds a Bachelors’ degree in development economics from William and Mary in the US and a Master’s degree in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies in the UK.
Head of Technologies and Information Commission International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA)
After 15 years of experience in the international trade (importation – exportation), Anne has joined the American Group GEIS (General Electric Information Services) in the transport and logistic branch where she had the opportunity to develop the integration of computing and telecoms in the sector.
Today, as the General Delegate of TLF OVERSEAS, a patronal Union Member of FIATA, located in Paris and represents the companies that have an activity of the International Transport, Logistic and Customs’ Commission, Anne is involved a lot in the projects of information and communication’s New Technologies related to the international supply chain on a national, European, and International level. She is the Vice-President of CONFIAD (International Federation of Customs Brokers and Customs Representatives) and a Member of the CLECAT Board.
Director of the Development and Innovation department Port Authority of Livorno
Ms. Antonella Querci (female), since 2009 is Director of the Development and Innovation department of the Port Authority of Livorno. She leads a staff dedicated to innovative solutions for supporting port and logistics activities, encompassing technical, economical and informatics fields of intervention. Master degree in Economics at Pisa University (I), she is expert in Port Planning, Logistic Systems and Port Development. She has a wide experience in international cooperation, which she developed in many European and Mediterranean boards and working groups. She has been Project coordinator of several research and development initiatives, including TEN-T, Interreg MED and ENPI programs and she is acquainted with project management and activities’ schedule and planning. She is author of many important national and international contributions in the field of logistics and port issues, transport planning and policy.
Single Window expertOMD
Founding President WISTA MOROCCO
Born in Casablanca (Morocco), Asmaa Benslimane holds a Master degree in Global Purchasing and Logistics and a diploma in Finance and Accounting from the Higher Institute of Commerce and Management (ISCAE) in Casablanca.
She also holds an NLP Master Practitioner Certificate from NLP society (USA) and an International Trade Diploma from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in addition to many other certificates in various fields.
Asmaa has a great experience in the field of Port Operations through the various positions she has held in Casablanca Port before joining Mr. Aziz Rabbah’s Cabinet, Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and logistics as Advisor in charge of public / private partnership and Cooperation.
Asmaa is the first Moroccan to join Junior Chamber International ‘s World Board since Morocco joined this organization in 1957 when she was elected International Vice - President assigned to Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Gambia, Guinea, Comoros, Madagascar and Botswana in 2013.
She is the founding President of the Moroccan branch of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) and Bébés Du Maroc Association.
Asmaa is the first Moroccan woman graduate from JCI Leadership Academy in Tsukuba (Japan) in 2010, the first Moroccan woman nominated as Senator by JCI Morocco, and also the first Moroccan woman named New Leader by the Crans Montana Forum. She was nominated in 2011 by USAID among the best 50 young people who are serving Morocco (chabab 4 Change program). She was the winner of the 1st prize "Impact Of One Campaign" at 2010 World Congress in Osaka, Nominated asJCI Morocco Best National President and Ambassador in 2011.
She speaks fluently Arabic, French and English.
Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics
M. Aziz Rabbah was appointed by His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, as Minister of Equipment, Transport and Logistics since January 2012.
M. Aziz Rabbah is an engineer, specialized in new information technologies. He holds a Bachelor in Mathematics from the Mohammed V high school in
Kenitra (1981), an engineering degree from INSEA (1985) and a Masters degree in Software Engineering from Laval University in Quebec (1992).
M. Rabbah held several leadership positions in the Ministries of Economic and General Affairs, Foreign Trade, and Trade and Industry. He also served
as an adviser in the offices of several Moroccan ministers.
M. Aziz Rabbah was elected kenitra city mayor in 2009 and renewed in 2015. He was also Elected member of the Moroccan parliament in 2007 and 2011.
Moreover, he participated in meetings concerning information technologies and communication, administrative reform, e-government, the upgrade of
economy and the information society.
M. Aziz RABBAH is:
- Executive Board member of Research and Expertise Center (CEREX),
- Founder member of Sigma 21 Association.
M. Rabbah was :
- Member of the National Committee for the economy upgrading (2002-2004),
- Member of the Strategic Committee on Information Technologies (CSTI) (2004-2005)
- Member of the Interministerial Committee of E- Commerce
and founding member of Research and Expertise Center.
Mr. Aziz Rabbah attended international meetings, as member of the Arab Task force about E-Government and of the Working Group on E-Government
of the "Good Governance in the Arab World" initiative, launched by OECD and UNDP.
He is also member of the e-Gov network for Africa launched by the Foundation GOV3 in 2005, board member of the Arab Union of Information
Technology, and he was member of the Moroccan delegation to the World Summit Information Society in Geneva in 2003 and Tunis in 2005.
Politically, M. Aziz Rabbah is one of the Moroccan Justice and Development Party leaders of which he was General Secretariat member for four terms.
He was also elected National Secretary of the party youth section for two terms and Moroccan Justice and Development party executives section
M. Rabbah was born in 1962 in Sidi Kacem. He is married and father of three children. He speaks fluently Arabic, French and English.
Professor of Business ManagementRey Juan Carlos University
Dr. Bernal Turnes is a Tenured Professor of Business Management at Rey Juan Carlos University and a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University and Georgetown University. Her research interests include international trade (trade facilitation, customs efficiency, single window, international corridors), corruption and vandalism, payment systems and logistics. She is in the leadership of the Recommendation of Trade and Transport Facilitation Monitoring Mechanisms and the project Women in Trade Facilitation in the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT). Dr. Bernal also leads the International Trade Procedures Domain in UN/CEFACT. She is the co-author of a book on “Techniques and Practices in International Trade” (Dykinson, 2006) and 9 books more, 39 book chapters, 7 publications in journals, and 3 posters. She worked as a Project Manager at the engineering company INYPSA, focusing on international cooperation and engineering PPP projects financed by The World Bank and The European Commission. She is actively engaged in research and cooperation projects in Latin America. She served as an International Trade Advisor at the Spanish Embassy in Hungary, and worked for Dell (Ireland), IBM (Spain), Caja Madrid (Spain) and Molino (Argentina).
Director of the Digital EconomyMinistry of Industry, Trade , Investment and the Digital Economy
Director for Audit, Project and MarketingMGI (Marseille Gyptis International)
EL FILALI SGHIR
Director of Strategy and Regulation PoleANP
El Hassane HZAINE
Dr El Hassane earned his PHD in International Economic Relations from University Hassan II, Casablanca in 1993.
He earned also Certificate of international economic and trade law from the Hague Academy of International Law (Nederland’s) and Certificate of international and European law from Strasbourg University, and Master and Bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
- Nominee for the Honour medal of the Kingdom of Morocco during the ceremony organised by His Majesty the Late HASSAN II at the Royal Palace of Casablanca, 7 November 1985.
- Price of the thesis on “African studies” from the Council of Economic and Social research in Africa (CODESRIA, Senegal).
- Special award from the President of the Islamic Development Bank Group in October 2010.
- Special award from the President of the Republic of Turkey H.E Rajapp Tayeb ERDOGAN in November 2014
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES AND POSITIONS HELD
1st December 2011 appointed as Director General of ICDT
1997- July 2011
Director of Studies and Training Department (in charge also of TPS/OIC Trade Negotiations and international cooperation).
Mai –Juin 2000 and from 4th July to 1st December 2011: Acting Director General of the Islamic Centre for Development of trade.
Expert consultant in international trade.
Associate professor of International economic relations and international trade.
Executive Secretary of the “Observatoire Economique et Social du Maghreb”, a consulting and research body on economic integration in North Africa, Casablanca, Morocco.
Professor of International relations at the University Hassan II, Casablanca.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AT ICDT.
1- General Manager of ICDT (starting from 1st December 2011).
2- Permanent Member of the Secretariat of the Trade Negotiating Committee of the Trade preferential System among the OIC Member States (TPS-OIC).
3- Chairman of the Sub Committee on trade and Investment of the OIC Coordination Body (ACMOI)
4- Member of IDB task force on intra-OIC trade expansion 1998-2003.
5- Adviser to the World Islamic Economic Forum WIEF Malaysia.
6- Member and Secretary of the Consultative group for enhancing intra-OIC trade (including all OIC Institutions).
7- Member of the working group on development of goods and services and trade finance (cooperation between the IDB group the government of Malaysia and ICDT).
8- Member of the secretariat of the network of the Trade Promotion Organs of The OIC.
9- Lecturing and teaching in different OIC Countries (Saudi Arabia - IDB, GCC Secretariat-, Turkey –COMCEC meetings and the Trade negotiation Committee meetings-, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Burkina Faso, Libya, Kuwait, Senegal, Syria, Tunisia, Qatar, Morocco etc.)
10- Conducting research, individually and within research groups.
11- In charge of cooperation with international and regional organisations (IDB Group, WTO, ITC, UNCTAD, UNIDO, WIPO, UMA, GCC, COMCEC etc..) and OIC Countries individually.
Elmostafa Aitamor is in charge of technical assistance program of the IDB for the issues related to trade and the WTO.
He also works on exchange facilitation related themes between the countries of the OIC and on regional economic integration.
He is a Moroccan diplomat that has worked, before joining the IDB, in Geneva as a negotiator in the WTO and in the organisations that deal with trade and development issues.
Passionate by the Ports and Maritimes jobs
Born on October 16, 1963 in Bassam (Côte d’Ivoire), married and mother of a daughter. Raised in a large and close family (5 brothers and 1 sister), she learned early on to strive in group environnements and to find her place in a male dominated environment. Thus, allowing her to be brilliant in her studies and get a degree in Computer Engineering at INSET, Yamoussoukro, and a Higher Studies Diploma of Technical Organisation at CNAM, Paris.
She began her career in the field in October 1989 at the Autonomous Port of Abidjan where she worked as a young executive in the IT Department, and subsequently held several positions of responsibility within the department. Since 2007, she has been the Deputy Director of Information Systems where she assists the Director in his work.
Always in search of excellence and responsibilities, she adhered the Junior Economic Chamber in 1990; there she was committed to social action. She became an international trainer in 1995, and Senator in 1996.
She was involved in the Association of West African Port Management and Centre since 2003 in the Operations Committee, and the Safety & Environmental Management for which she was the president from 2008 to 2011.
Sensitive to the advancement of women’s cause, she was actively involved in the creation of the Network of Maritime and Port Professional Women of PMAWCA where she holds the position of Secretary for Information and Communication.
She is an active member of the Women's Skills Compendium of Côte d’Ivoire.
In 2015, she finished top of her class the 1st promotion of TrainForTrade of UNCTAD at the Port of Abidjan. The theme of her memoire was : « Fluidité portuaire facteur de compétitivité : cas du port d’Abidjan». She became an International Trainer of the Organization.
Mrs. GUIHARD made several contributions to issues of the ports in AGPAOC:
1) « Problématique des systèmes informatiques intégrés dans les ports de l’AGPAOC» Février 2006 à Pointe-Noire (CONGO)
2) « Problématique des concessions dans les ports de l’AGPAOC» Février 2008 à Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)
3) « Gouvernance des Systèmes d’Information dans les ports de l’AGPAOC» Octobre 2010 à Freetown (Sierra Leone).
Francescalberto De Bari
Head of Economic Planning, Strategic and European Projects and Innovation AreaLivorno Port Authority
Dr. Francescalberto De Bari (male), 36 years old, since 2012 is the Head of Economic Planning, Strategic and European Projects and Innovation Area, in Livorno Port Authority. Master degree in Economics in Pisa University, Doctoral degree in Law & Economics, from 2006 to 2012 he was researcher in public regulation and professor on contract in transport law, Pisa University. He has a wide experience in port strategic planning, intermodal transport, financing of port infrastructures, as well as in coordination of European Union funded programmes and in euro-Mediterranean cooperation. Author of a number of publications about transport in euro-med region, project financing, European transport policy.
Minister of Transport, Civil Aviation and MerchantRepublic of Congo
Responsible for Commercial Affairs SectionEU Delegation Trade
Delphine Goguet is in charge of trade business within the “commerce” section of the European Union’s Delegation in Rabat, with a consolidated experience in international trade and in the use and promotion of the EU’s windows to access the market.
Before joining the EU’s Delegation in Rabat on December 2013, D. Goguet was occupying, since June 2005, the sales representative’s position then financial agent in the economic service of the French Embassy in Rabat. From June 2003 to Mai 2005, she was a cooperation representative assistant in the cooperation service of the French Embassy (SCAC), and then a consultancy contract in the headquarter of the UNESCO in Paris about some governance issues.
She is a holder of a research Master in International Relationships from the Sorbonne (Paris) and a diplomat from Sciences Po Lyon, with a speciality on the Arab-Muslim World, D. Goguet is also a holder of a bachelor degree in European studies from Northumbria University (Great Britain)
Gudianga BAAYOKISA KISULA
Minister of tradeRepublic democratic of Congo
Guy Serge MANOUAN
Director GeneralSingle Window of Foreign Trade - Cote d’Ivoire
Former Director of COTECNA Cote d’Ivoire and Founder of the APC Company (African Partner Company) specialized in Business inspection.
Since 2013, Mr. Guy Serge MANOUAN has been the Director General of the Single Window of Foreign Trade - Cote d’Ivoire “GUCE-CI".
Expert in the implementation of advanced e-Government solutions that modernize administrations and facilitate international trade by using advanced technologies, he currently coordinates the classification and evaluation program on the value in Ivory Coast and the implementation of the Single Window for Foreign Trade.
Director Port Tanger Med PassengersTMSA
Attaché de Direction Communication
Director for Projects ICF Afrique
Born and raised in Cote d’Ivoire, Hubert HOURIZENE boasts a sound experience within various industries including banking, private sector development, microfinance and private equity across the continent.
Prior to joining ICF Africa (The Investment Climate Facility for Africa Trust) as Director for Projects since 2010, Hubert served as Managing Director of “Socremo Banco” in Mozambique and CFO of “Africap Microfinance Investment Company”, a leading private equity fund mainly focused on microfinance institutions on the continent. In this capacity, he served on the boards of some microfinance institutions in Ghana, South Africa, Nigeria, Malawi, Tanzania and Mozambique. Before moving outside his country, Hubert was Head of Financial Control and Reporting for Standard Chartered Bank in Abidjan.
His current role entails the oversight of more than 73 projects in areas such as property rights, infrastructure facilitation, trade facilitation, contract enforcement and financial market development within 24 African countries and two regional blocks, OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) and EAC (East African Communities).
Hubert HOURIZENE was awarded the distinction of Knight of the National Order of Burkina Faso in May 2016.
Research Officer with the Head of Government of MoroccoThe National Committee for Business Environment
Mr. Wahib is currently a Research Officer with the Head of Government of Morocco. He is in charge of simplifying administrative procedures projects in the Permanent Secretariat of The National Committee of Business Environment (CNEA). He previously worked as a Key Account Manager in freight activity from 2011 to 2013, and as a head of the "Tanger Med" Agency of The National Moroccan Railway Company (ONCF) from 2009 to 2011. In 2007 he obtained a bachelor of Management from The National School of Management in Tangier.
Mr. Wahib is also the General Secretary of the Association of National School of Management Alumni, and the vice president of BASMA Foundation for social development.
Senior Transport SpecialistWorld Bank
Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE
Chairman African Alliance for E- Commerce
Mr Ibrahima Nour Eddine DIAGNE is currently the Chairman of the African Alliance for E- Commerce (AAEC), General Manager of GAINDE 2000 and the Rapporteur of Africa of the UNCEFACT since 2006. Mr. DIAGNE has 20 years in depth experience on trade facilitation and paperless trade.
Prior to taking the position as General Manager of GAINDE 2000 since 2002, entity operating the Senegalese Single Window, he served as Director in Trade Point Senegal and headed the e-business department. Ibrahima led the Senegalese single window implementation from inception in 1995 to full operation of the platform in 2002.
He has been involved in many international activities in Africa, Europe and Asia to promote the concept of paperless trade and cross border transactions. He has directed the Single window implementation Guide developed by the African Alliance for E-Commerce regrouping 17 countries in Africa. Mr DIAGNE holds a B.Sc, MBA and M.Sc from HEC Montreal and HEC Paris.
Business Unit DirectorM2T
Customer Relations and SLA MonitoringBCP
Isidore BIYIHA, Managing Director of GUCE-GIE (Single Window Cameroon), he has over 20 years of experience in trade facilitation.
His Expertise in Trade facilitation is actively used in many national Trade Facilitation Bodies in Cameroon and therefore occupied the positions as President of the union of the Customs Brokers and Freight forwarders of Cameroon, Vice-president of the National Facilitation Committee of International Maritime Traffic, Board member of the Cameroon National Shippers’ Council and the Office of Land Freight Management.
At an international level, Mr. BIYIHA is one of the Founding Members of the African Alliance of e-Commerce (AAEC), where he is the Vice-President in charge of the Central and West African Regions. He conducted the implementation of both physical and Electronic Single Window for Foreign Trade Operations in Cameroon.
Mr. Isidore BIYIHA is a Transport Economist holding a Diploma of Higher Specialized Studies on Transport & Logistics issued by Paris IX Dauphine University, France.
General ManagerPORTNET S.A
Graduated from Mohammadia School of Engineers and Al Akhawayn University Jalal Benhayoun began his career in 2004 at Groupement pour un Système Interbancaire Marocain de Télécompensation « GSIMT » as a project manager before occupying the position of IT and Operations Manager.
He then joined in 2011 Fenie Brossette subsidiary of SOMED group as Supply Chain Director. In may 2014 he was appointed General Manager of PORTNET S.A « National Single Window for Foreign Trade » function that leads him to work in close contact with public and private operators in order to improve & facilitate international trade.
CEOGNS Technologies (BMCE Bank Group)
Chef de ProjetPORTEL SEVICIOS TELEMATICOS
CEOPORTEL Servicios Telematicos
Business Administration degree and wide experience as a business consultant on international trade and supply chain management. (More than 15 years)
Nowadays he is PORTEL Servicios Telematicos CEO, a public company responsible to implement ICT technologies in Spanish ports and also assessing and implementing best practices in different scenarios worldwide mainly in Africa and Latin America. From Trade facilitation to Safety and Security within the supply chain and ports communities.
Regional coordinatorUNCTAD Business Facilitation Program for Africa and MENA
Julien Bornon is regional coordinator of the UNCTAD Business Facilitation Program for Africa and MENA. In this capacity, he oversaw the implementation of business facilitation projects in more than fifteen countries (documentation, simplification and computerization of administrative procedures for business and investments).
He was previously managing partner for Morocco and Africa of Sherpa Associates (consulting firm). He also worked as program manager in charge of Information Society projects at the UNESCO Rabat office and as head af the evaluation department at the Brazil Office.
He started his career at L'Oréal and Nestlé, before joining the Presidency of the National Assembly as technical advisor.
Responsible for monitoring regulationsCrédit du Maroc
Deputy general directorATLANTIC BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL , BCP Group
Communication and Business Development ManagerTradeNet
Lisiniaina RAZAFINDRAKOTO has a Business Management and Communication background. She has been working for SGS since 2003 and has been in charge of implementing several projects (pre-shipment inspection, CIVIO program, advanced cargo information). Since 2007, she has been appointed as Communication and Business Development Manager in charge of accompanying TradeNet Single Window as well as MIDAC implementation. She is also in charge of public relations and external communication.
Lisiniaina has a significant experience with Malagasy Customs, the challenges brought by the reform and modernization policy, the imperatives of combining trade facilitation and the need to maintain a certain level of control, and the change management process. She has taken part to most exchanges both with the Customs and the trade regarding the SW project as a whole, and has conducted several communication initiatives designed to promote the single Window concept.
ChiefUN/CEFACT Support Unit
Regional AdviserUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe (CEE-ONU)
Mr. Mario Apostolov is working as a Regional Adviser at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). For the last 16 years he has been servicing intergovernmental bodies of experts and policy makers on trade facilitation in the framework of the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business, the UN Programme for the Economies of Central Asia, and networks in Southeast Europe and the Eurasian Economic Union. He is covering such topics as national trade facilitation bodies, the Single Window for export, import, and transit clearance, regional trade integration, trade facilitation reform, and others.
Mr Apostolov has a M.A. from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies at the University of Geneva. He teaches a course on the Dynamics of Regional Integration and Diplomacy at the International University in Geneva. He has published books on trade facilitation, regional cooperation and the geopolitics of Christian-Muslim relations.
Marta Moya Diaz
Head of the “commerce”European Union’s Delegation in the Kingdom of Morocco
Since late 2011, Marta Moya Diaz is head of the “commerce” section of the European Union’s Delegation in the Kingdom of Morocco. She’s responsible of monitoring the free Trade agreements in effect between the E.U and Morocco.
Between mid-2004 and late 2011, Mrs. Moya Diaz has worked at the foreign trade’s General Direction of the European Commission in Brussels, dealing with different responsibilities as politic coordinator of the trade relationships between the E.U and the ASEAN area, the trade and the development as well as the market access issues.
Between 1996 and 2004 Mrs. Moya Diaz has worked as a lawyer in European law in Brussels within the law firms SJ Berwin and B. Cremades.
Marta Moya Diaz holds a Law diploma, with a specialization in European Law from the CEU San Pablo-Complutense University (Madrid), as well as a higher education Diploma in European Law from the European Studies Institute of the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris).
Diplômée de l’Université de Dallas, Texas, Mme Miriem BENSALAH-CHAQROUN est titulaire d’un M.B.A en Management et Finance Internationale.
Après une première expérience professionnelle de trois ans dans la banque, elle intègre le groupe familial Holmarcom qui emploie plus de 5000 personnes, en qualité d’Administrateur. Elle prend parallèlement les commandes de la société les Eaux Minérales d’Oulmès qu’elle transforme en leader de son secteur.
Mme Miriem BENSALAH-CHAQROUN est membre du Conseil d’Administration de Bank Al Maghrib dont elle préside le comité d’Audit.
Elle est Administrateur de l’Université Al Akhawayn et préside le Conseil Euro-Méditérranéen pour la Médiation et l’Arbitrage (CEMA).
En 2009, elle est nommée par Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, Commissaire de la journée de la Terre.
Mme Miriem BENSALAH-CHAQROUN est membre de plusieurs Conseils d’Administration dont celui d’Eutelsat SA, 3ème opérateur mondial de communication par satellite
Mohamed Anas AMRI
Senior Project ManagerPORTNET S.A
Minister in charge of Commerce Exterieur
Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, Que Dieu l´Assiste, a nommé M. Mohammed ABBOU ministre délégué auprès du ministre de l'Industrie, du Commerce, de l'Investissement et de l'Economie numérique, chargé du Commerce extérieur, le 10 octobre 2013.
Ministre délégué auprès du premier Ministre, chargé de la modernisation des secteurs publics (2007-2010).
Né le 1er janvier 1959 à Taounate, titulaire d'un doctorat en chimie analytique de l'Université d'Aix Marseille III et d'un diplôme d'ingénieur en industrie agro-alimentaire de l'Institut agronomique et vétérinaire Hassan II de Rabat.
M. ABBOU est professeur universitaire à la faculté des sciences et techniques de Fès depuis 1986.
Député de la province de Taounate depuis 1997, il est membre du bureau politique du Rassemblement National des Indépendants (RNI) depuis 2001. Il a également présidé le groupe parlementaire du RNI à la Chambre des représentants durant la 7ème législature (2002-2007) et vice-président de la chambre des représentants depuis 2010.
M. ABBOU est en outre président de la commune rurale de Beni Oulid (province de Taounate) depuis 1992, où il préside l'association locale de bienfaisance et co-préside l'association "Goutte d'eau" de la province de Taounate.
Mohammed ABBOU est marié et père de deux enfants.
Secretary GeneralMinistry in charge of Foreign Trade
Mohammed BENYAD has joined, in 1988, the Ministry of Trade and Industry as a Trade inspector responsible of the bilateral cooperation between Morocco and the countries of Asian countries and Oceania.
He was a member of the Studies and Previsions cell (1989-1991) before being responsible of the studies next to the Import Advisory Board (1994-1995).
He acted as the head of the Studies and Previsions’ Division (1995-1999) and he was nominated secretary general for the National Council of the Foreign Trade from 1999 until March 2014 when he was nominated Secretary General of the Ministry in charge of Foreign Trade.
During his professional career, he has participated and conducted many projects in the context of public-private partnership.
He has been the trainer of the TRAINFORTRADE program (Multilateral Rules of the international Trade) and he also has taught International Trade, International Finance, Micro-economics and geopolitics.
He is married and father of two children
Territory Sales Manager- North Africa Oracle Corporation
Monsieur Mohammed TAHRI est un opérateur du secteur des nouvelles technologies depuis plus de 15 ans. Il assume les fonctions de Territory Sales Manager North Africa chez Oracle Corporation avec comme principal mission l’assistance et l’accompagnement des entreprises publiques dans leurs grands chantiers de réforme au niveau de la région.
Monsieur Mohammed TAHRI a également contribué largement au développement du secteur des Télécoms au Maroc notamment avec le lancement de l’opérateur « Wana Corporate »
Mor Talla DIOP
Director of International DevelopmentGainde 2000
Mr. Mor Talla DIOP is currently the Director of International Development of Gainde 2000. He held several directions since 2004. With his experience in Information and Computer Systems Redesign Project, he led several projects within Gainde 2000 Trade Facilitation platforms. He is responsible for the relationship with the Kenya Revenue Authority since 2004, and led the implementation of SIMBA project in Kenya and integration projects with New Single Window, the Domestic Tax system and integration with commercial banks
Over the years, he has built a strong competence in the automation of customs procedures, customs clearance systems and trade facilitation.
Before joining Gainde 2000 Mor Talla Diop has worked for 12 years in one of the Great Society Accenture Consulting on various modernization of IT projects (Valeo, AXA, Credit Lyonnais, Carrrefour etc...)
Mor Talla has a computer engineering training from the University of Reims Champagne Ardenne and several certifications in Project Management, SAP, IT Strategy...
Mor Talla Diop is the Director of Business Development at Gainde 2000 since 2012, he occupied several positions at Gainde 2000, from 2004 when he joined to Now. He has been mainly in charge of implementing and Coordinating International Projects of Gainde 2000.
He built over the years a strong expertise in Customs Management Systems and Single Window System. He played a Key role in the transition from Single Window to Paperless Trade in Senegal as the Deputy Director of the Single Window Modernization Project.
From 2004 to Now He has been in charge of the Engagement with Kenyan project and was the Project Manager of the Set-up and Rollout of the SIMBA system in Kenya. He led several integration Projects at KRA (Kenya Revenue Authority), with the Single Window and the national Domestic tax system and with the Banks. He also developed a strong Knowledge on the Electronic Payment systems, Mobile payment
Prior to Gainde 2000, Mor Talla Diop worked for Accenture one of the Largest Consulting Firm where he spent 12 Years in Mainly in systems implementation and advising Large companies like Valeo, Carrefour, Axa, Credit Lyonnais, Finance Ministry in France
As a Senior Manager he has been involved in Key Projects implementation at important decision level.
Mor Talla Diop Graduated from University of Reims Champagne in Computer Science and Collected several certifications in Project Management, SAP, IT Strategy...
Deputy general managerGlobal Transaction Banking
Director of Presidential Affairs and the Council of the Casablanca-Settat region
Managing DirectorNational Ports Agency (ANP)
Mrs. Nadia Laraki was nominated since August the 1st 2010 the Chief executive of the National Ports Agency. She is married and mother of three children.
Mrs. Nadia Laraki has built her career and acquired a know-how recognized by her fellow colleagues through the different important head positions that she had occupied in the port management of Casablanca and Mohammedia and then in the ministry of equipment and transport as the chief executive of the Staff Business and the professional training, and before becoming in charge of the National Ports Agency, she became the manager of the Marine Marchande.
Mrs. Laraki has an Engineer Diploma graduate of the National School of Bridges and Roads in Paris ( l’Ecole Nationale des Ponts et chaussées à Paris ) and an Advanced Diploma graduate (DESS) in Management and Business Administration in Graduate Business School of Paris (IAE de Paris).
Mrs. Nadia Laraki is the first woman to be elected by her fellow colleagues as the chairwoman of the Bridges and Roads’ Moroccan MBA engineers’ organization. President of that club and vice-president of the Public Works social services foundation, she’s also a member personae of the Anti-Corruption Central Instance and the Royal Moroccan Tennis Federation.
Head of the Division of preventionHeadquarters of Customs and Excise , Morocco
Head of Commercial Operations Control DivisionOffice des Changes
Noura Al DHAHERI
General ManagerMaqta Gateway
Dr Noura Al Dhaheri is the General Manager of Maqta Gateway. As a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports, Maqta Gateway offers the first purpose-built and most innovative Port Community System (PCS) in the UAE. Designed in line with international standards, Maqta Gateway acts as a single window provider facilitating information flow between all port stakeholders and ports customers.
Dr. Al Dhaheri has assumed leadership of Maqta Gateway from its inception in 2014. Since then, she has activated the development of the PCS system and is now spearheading its market expansion.
Dr. Al Dhaheri has helped usher in a seamless transition into a totally digitalised way of conducting trade, creating a bridge between data and the port’s business operations, while aligning with the Abu Dhabi 2030 economic vision of optimising port processes.
Her innovative vision, coupled with remarkable technical and managerial skills, have been instrumental to achieving successful implementation of the most advanced and high-standard port community system. Maqta Gateway will be providing efficient and modern port community solutions across the UAE which will support a sustainable and growing trade business in the Emirates.
In addition to obtaining a BSc degree in Software Engineering and an MSc in Engineering Systems and Management, Dr. Noura Al Dhaheri completed her PhD at Masdar Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology .Her studies are part of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree Program, focussing on formulating mathematical optimisation models with special applications to seaport operations, which enabled her to be the first female in the Middle East to receive a Doctoral degree in the field of seaside operations.
She was recognised with numerous prestigious awards for her outstanding contributions in the field of information technology, including the “Best Pipe Inspection Robot” Award which was presented to her by Schlumberger. She has also been published in the international and highly respected Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Computers &
Industrial Engineering, Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory and Annals of Operations Research.
Another accolade has been a letter of recognition from Bill Gates who praised her innovative approach in designing a mobile learning device for which she and her team won the first prize in a regional competition – Imagine Cup 2007.
Dr. Al Dhaheri is also committed to social, environmental, technological and educational programmes. She serves as Vice President of the Emirates Digital Women Association and takes a leading role in supporting women in the digital and technical sectors, both at national and regional levels.
OLEKSANDR O. FEDOROV
The State Councilor of the Customs ServiceUkraine Rank
OLEKSANDR O. FEDOROV has had a successful career in customs starting in Ukrainian Customs at Kiev- Borispol International Airport in charge of Field operations, organization of Customs control and Customs clearance, Liaison and coordination with Border Control Agencies and Authorities, International Relations and eventually rising to be The First Deputy Chairman, Deputy Chairman of the State Customs Service of Ukraine and Adviser to the Chairman of the SCSU. He has also been the Chairman of the UNECE working group on customs between 2011-2014. Since 2013 Oleksandr has been Director General of "PPL 33-35" LLC which is the organization responsible for the Development and implementation of "the Single Window-Local solution" Project and Port Community Information System in the seaports of Ukraine.
Vice President Business Development Bureau Veritas
Olivier MOREAU is Vice President Business Development of the Government Services & International Trade Division of Bureau Veritas, one of the world's leading providers of import control and inspection services on behalf of governments, international organizations, traders and operators. Bureau Veritas operates in the field of Trade Facilitation as per the recommendations of the World Bank Group, World Customs Organization, World Trade Organization and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The Group has almost 66,000 employees in 1,400 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries.
Olivier Moreau is globally responsible for e-Governance services and particularly Single Windows solutions.
Prior to his assignment within Bureau Veritas, Olivier Moreau used to work for worldwide leaders like AP Moller Maersk in the fields of shipping, integrated logistics and freight forwarding.
Olivier Moreau holds an Executive MBA from ESSEC Business School and a Master in Cost Accounting from Paris XII University.
Capital Market MangerBCP
Head of Department of External Exchanges StatisticsOffice des Changes
Professeur Amar Ramudhin
Professor of LogisticsInstitute of the University of HULL
Professor Amar Ramudhin is a supply chain and logistics expert with over 25 years of experience as an educator, researcher, consultant and IT executive.
He has worked on a wide variety of projects: from classical supply chain issues (supply chain design, operations planning, inventory management, transportation / distribution planning and execution) to trade facilitation issues such as the design of logistics gateways and hubs with integrated sea-air-land connectivity.
His interest in helping organizations to better align their processes lead to the development of a new Unified business Modelling Notation that allows the composite modelling of an enterprise’s business processes resulting in a deeper understanding of the interaction between people, processes, policies and information that can then be used to streamline, control and manage complex systems.
He previously served as one of the directors of Georgia Tech's Supply Chain & Logistics Institute in Atlanta and was the research director for Georgia Tech's Trade and Logistics Innovation Centre in Panama.
In the past, he has held senior positions in the software industry and has served on the faculty of several Canadian universities.
Monsieur Rachid TAHRI est un operateur du secteur de la logistique et du transport multimodal international depuis plus de 30 ans.
Mr Rachid TAHRI assume les fonctions de Vice-Président de la Fédération du transport de la CGEM (FT-CGEM), de Président de l’Association des Freight Forwarders du Maroc (AFFM), de Président Délégué de l’Association Marocaine du Transport Routier International (AMTRI), et de Président du Groupement Interprofessionnel d’aide au Conseil du secteur du Transport et de la Logistique (GIAC TRANSLOG).
A ce titre, il a été un acteur important dans les grands chantiers de réforme et de mise à niveau du secteur du Transport et de la Logistique au Maroc.
En 2012, Les qualités d’excellent manager lui ont valu l’attribution par l’Union Internationale des Transports Routiers (IRU) dont le siège est à Genève en suisse, du trophée de Top Manager.
En 2016, il est Elu Personnalité Logistique de l’Année aux Moroccan Logistics Awarders (MLA) de l’AMDL.
Market Analyst at the InternationalTrade Center
Richard spent his early career working in European road and sea freight operations and management and then brought that experience to bear in a series of international projects related to port and supply chain cooperation and development.
In 2011 Richard was appointed as Secretary General of the European Port Community Systems Association. This new association was the first time that Port Community System Operators have come together in an Association. The Association provides a voice for electronic data interchange operators within the Maritime and Logistics sector.
On 1st September 2014, EPCSA changed to the International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) to take account of it’s growing global membership and now its members operate in ports handling in excess of 120 TEUs and 3 billion tonnes of cargo.
In his role as Secretary General Richard works to support international organisations including the UN, WCO, the European Commission, IMO and many others on the electronic exchange of information by providing experience and knowledge of practical trade facilitation.
Richard is also experts for UNCEFACT and the APEC Expert Council on eCommerce.
Rosa B. F. SOBRINHO
PresidentAfrican Women in Maritime Organization (WIMAFRICA)
• Angolan Lawyer (Law degree from the University Agostinho Neto – Angola; Post Graduation Diploma on Civil Aviation Management from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Master Degree on Maritime Policy, from the Greenwich University – United Kingdom).
• After a successful career dealing with regional integration and cooperation issues in all fields of transport (at the national, regional and international levels), Rosa is now the President of the African Women in Maritime Organization (WIMAFRICA) and also the Chairperson of Angolan Women in Maritime Association – WIMANGOLA.
• Throughout her career Rosa has encouraged and promoted the implementation of transport and sustainability programs, including coordinating efforts for the linkage between the IMO (International Maritime Organization) ITCP (Integrated Technical Cooperation Program) and the former UN MDG’s (now SDG’s).
• Currently she is involved in promoting gender parity and women empowerment in the maritime sector and related areas. Most recently she was a keynote speaker at the Roundtable Discussion on Strategic Partnerships for Gender Equality during the 3rd AU High Level Panel on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment - GEWE, which met in Kigali – Rwanda, at the margins of the 27th AU Summit of Heads of State (July 2016).
• Rosa is the Alternate Permanent Representative of Angola to the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and the Accredited Representative of MOWCA (Maritime Organization of West & Central Africa) to the IMO.
Process Pilot International Trade BCP
Director of Exchanges Policy
Economic Affairs Officer United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
Sangwon LIM is an Economic Affairs Officer in the Trade Facilitation Unit of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). In ESCAP, he specializes in trade facilitation, (cross-border) paperless trade and Single Window. Before joining the ESCAP in 2009, he had served for the National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) for more than 9 years, specializing in application of ICT in various public and private sector business domains, including business process modelling and electronic document and data standardization. Sectoral business domains on which he has worked include international trade, Customs, value-added tax, logistics, public procurement, tourism, etc.
At regional and global level, he had supported progress of trade facilitation by actively participating in multiple regional and international platforms on e-business and trade facilitation, such as Asia pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Asia Pacific Council for Trade facilitation and Electronic Business (AFACT), ebXML initiative, and United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT).
He was the Rapporteur for Asia and the Pacific in the UN/CEFACT from 2003 - 2009.
He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Logistics Management Programme in Chulalongkorn University, Thailand.
Researcher Joint Lab for Advanced Sensors, Monitoring and Control System
Ms Silvia Ferrini (female) took her Master Degree in Business Informatics in 2013 at the University of Pisa. Having worked in many EU funded projects, she has won a research grant from the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in 2016 for studying real time monitoring and control of port operations. Presently, she is researcher in the Joint Lab for Advanced Sensors, Monitoring and Control System jointly developed by CNIT in cooperation with Livorno Port Authority. Her research interests cover embedded sensors systems, as well as ICT telematics applications (i.e. Port Community Systems). She is author of many contributions related to ITS and ICT, notably Big Data Analysis and Internet of Things.
Economic Affairs OfficerATPC
Founding DirectorInstitute for IT Innovation (INOVA)
Somnuk KERETHO is an assistant professor of Computer Engineering Department, and the founding Director of Institute for IT Innovation (INOVA), a research and development institute of Kasetsart University, Thailand, specializing in ICT-enabled innovation, trade facilitation and e-logistics initiatives including National Single Window strategic planning and implementation, enterprise architecture for e-government and e-business, business process analysis and improvement, data harmonization and modeling, ICT-related standards and interoperability, e-transaction related laws, and process-oriented quality software engineering.
He has led several ICT strategic projects at organizational, national and regional levels. For the past nine years, he has assisted Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, National Economic and Social Development Board, Ministry of Transport, Port Authority of Thailand, and Ministry of Agriculture in architecting “Thailand Single-Window e-Logistics” related projects including its National Single Window strategy, implementation plans, interoperability and standards, harmonization and simplification of trade and transport-related documents and procedures, automatic electronic-gate systems development for the Bangkok Port and the Leamchabang Sea Port, and related software development projects.
Several of those projects are being aligned with some regional and international collaborations, in which Dr. Somnuk has actively engaged with those related to trade facilitation, single window and paperless trading initiatives through UNESCAP, UNECE, APEC, ASEAN and GMS.
He actively contributed to the United Nations Network of Experts for Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific (http://unnext.unescap.org), and providing several technical supports to the APEC Paperless Trading and ASEAN Single Window Initiatives. He is the main author of the UNNExT Business Process Analysis Guide, the UNNExT Data Harmonization Guide and the UNNExT Guide for Single Window Planning and Implementation as jointly published by UNECE and UNESCAP.
General ManagerAtlantic Business International
Minister of TransportBurkina Faso
Director of Organisation and Information SystemsAGENCE NATIONALE DES PORTS
With over 15 years of experience in managing digital business transformation, Mr. Tarik MAAOUNI successively held management positions in the information systems for private and public companies in France and Morocco in several sectors: financial, banking, transport, maritime and logistics.
Graduate of an engineering school specializing in applied mathematics and computer science (ENSIMAG) and a Master in Finance from IAE de Paris, Mr. Tarik MAAOUNI joined National Port Agency of Morocco (ANP) in 2012, as director of the organization and information system, and to coordinate the construction of the National Single Window for Foreign Trade of Morocco (PORTNET).
This large project from a government's political will and implemented through a public-private partnership has mobilized the active players and companies in the port community and Foreign Trade of Morocco around the objectives of competitiveness, transparency and sustainable economic development.
Director and Lead ConsultantTrade Development and Facilitation
Tom BUTTERLY is Director and Lead Consultant at Trade Development and Facilitation (TDAF) Consulting in Geneva Switzerland (www.tdafconsulting.com). Recent projects include Senior Advisor to the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation (http://www.tradefacilitation.org/), consultant to the OECD, consultant to various UN Agencies, and adviser to the Ghana National Single Window Project (see http://tfig.unece.org/cases/Ghana%20case.pdf).
Mr Butterly was formerly Deputy Director of Trade and Economic Cooperation at the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Chief of Trade Facilitation in UNECE responsible for the UN Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT), and Senior Trade Facilitation expert at UNCTAD.
Prior to joining the United Nations, Mr Butterly was Managing Director of International Management Consultants (IMC), Ireland and Zimbabwe; Senior Consultant to ZimTrade, Zimbabwe and the Mauritius Export Development and Investment Authority (MEDIA); Manager of International Trade Research at the Nova Scotia (Canada) Department of Industry and Trade; Senior Economist at the Nova Scotia Department of Advanced Education; Senior Account Representative at Digital Equipment Corporation, Canada, and Production and Quality Control Manager at Telectron Ltd Ireland.
Mr Butterly holds a BA and MA in economics from Dalhousie University Canada, a Diploma in Telecommunications Technology from Dublin Ireland, and has undertaken extensive postgraduate training in international marketing and development. He is married with 4 children. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of the Economic Cooperation and Trade DivisionCEE-ONU
Mrs. Virginia CRAM-MARTOS is Director of the Economic Cooperation and Trade Division in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). She holds an MBA in International Business from the University of Chicago and a Masters in finance from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.
Ms. Cram-Martos first became involved in e-commerce and trade facilitation issues in 1990 and has continued her involvement since that time, even as her responsibilities have evolved. After working for more than 14 years in the private sector, Ms. Cram-Martos started her career at the UN in 1992 and became a Division Director in 2005. As Division Director, Mrs. Cram-Martos supervises inter-governmental programmes covering: trade facilitation; trade related standards including commercial agricultural quality standards and electronic business standards; innovation and competitiveness; and public-private partnerships (PPPs) for the financing of infrastructure (including trade facilitation and ICT infrastructure).
Federal Public Service FinanceAdministration Of Customs and Excise
WENDY SAERENS, holds a degree in Commercial Sciences at the University of Brussels.
She worked as accounting manager of Belgian and Dutch stores Tommy Hilfiger and internal controller / management process in Argenta (Belgian bank).
Ms. Saerens is currently working with Belgian Customs.
Head of StrategySOGET SA
Since March 2016, Dr. Yann Alix has been appointed as Head of Strategy – SOGET SA after acting as Business Dvp Manager for Africa & Latin America for SOGET SA over the last five years. His main research issues focus on Corporate Management & Strategies in the Port & Maritime industries as well as port-city relationships and freight inland corridors/transportation chains, especially on the African & South-American continents.
Since 2011, Dr Yann Alix is also the General Delegate of the Fondation SEFACIL which aims to set up, lead and animate a unique international think-tank of excellence around strategic & prospective analysis on themes related to the future of Maritime Transport, Ports & Logistics. Since 2012, Dr. Yann ALIX is the founder and director of a new collection of books (Les Océanides) with its first four releases on Transportation Corridors (2012), Bulk & Logistics (2013), Port-City Governance (2014) and Circular Economy & Port Ecosystem (2015). – The forthcoming fifth volume will be about Ports in Africa. Free download available at www.sefacil.com
After receiving his PhD from Concordia University and his Doctorate in Transport Geography from Caen University, Prof. Alix started a career as consultant for Maritime Innovation in Rimouski, leading applied researches and studies for the Canadian & International port authorities, shipping companies and logistics entities.
He has published many professional reports in Americas, Europe and Africa as well as papers in academic journals. Last October 2014, Dr. Yann Alix published a White Paper entitled The future belongs to fluidity and his latest release is The New Age of the Wood co-written with Dr. Emmanuel Groutel, General Delegate of the ATIBT. His next release will be entitled Histoires courtes maritimes et portuaires. D’Afrique et d’ailleurs and is scheduled for June 2016.
General ManagerAgence Marocaine de Développement de la Logistique
Younes TAZI a été nommé, par le Conseil des Ministres présidé par Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L’assiste, le 12 novembre 2012, en tant que premier Directeur Général de l’Agence Marocaine de Développement de la Logistique.
Entre 2006 et novembre 2012, M. TAZI a occupé le poste de Directeur de la Stratégie, des Programmes et de la Coordination des Transports au Ministère de l’Equipement et du Transport. Durant cette période, il a dirigé ou contribué à d’importantes initiatives dans le secteur des transports aux niveaux national et régional :
• Chef de projet pour la définition de la stratégie nationale logistique, y compris le contrat programme conclu entre l’Etat et le secteur privé,
• Coordinateur de la finalisation du budget du Ministère pour les exercices 2007 à 2013,
• Financement des programmes et des grands projets de transport (ligne de train à grande vitesse, programme autoroutier, …),
• Membre des équipes de négociation des accords « Open Sky » et « statut avancé » entre l’Union Européenne et le Maroc,
• Administrateur de plusieurs entreprises et établissements publics (Royal Air Maroc, Marsa Maroc, Office National des Aéroports, Office National des Chemins de Fer, Société Nationale des Transports et de la Logistique,…),
• Représentant du Maroc à divers groupes de travail Euromed dans le secteur des transports (coordinateur national du Projet Euromed Transport, membre du groupe de haut niveau pour l’extension du réseau transeuropéen de transport au voisinage de l’UE, …).
Auparavant, M. TAZI a occupé plusieurs postes dans l’administration notamment en tant que membre du cabinet du Ministre de l’Agriculture, de l’Equipement et de l’Environnement (1997-1998), chef de la division des études (2004-2005) et Directeur par intérim des Programmes et des Etudes au Ministère de l’Equipement et du Transport (2005-2006).
Il a été décoré en 2011 du Wissam Al Moukafaa Al Wathania, du grade officier.
Younes TAZI est diplômé de l’Ecole Mohammedia d’Ingénieurs (Rabat) en génie civil en 1997. Il est marié et père de trois enfants.
Head of IT DepartmentPORTNET S.A
Head of the IT department within PORTNET S.A since March 2015, Youssef Ahouzi is an engineer from Mohammadia School of Engineering in Rabat. He has worked for more than 12 years in the field of information systems in many public and private structures. He has gained an important experience in different activity sectors such finance, banks, and public services.