Chairman and co-founder of the European Network of Maritime Clusters. Honorary Chairman and founder of the Cluster Maritime Français. Honorary chairman of the Institut Français de la Mer. Chairman of SIGCO (Shipowners Insurance Guarantee Company). Shipowner for 27 years. Chairman and CEO of Van ommeren Tankers. Chairman Van Ommeren Transport. Member of the Board of “AdF” (French shipowners association) for 20 years. Representative of France at the Board of EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) during 10 years. Vice- chairman of EMSA during six years. Acting Chairman one year.