The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Ramon Fernandez as Executive Vice President Chief Finance Officer as of the start of the second quarter of 2023. He will replace Michel Sirat, who will become Head of the Family Office and will remain in charge of the Group M&A and strategy.
CMA CGM Chairman and CEO Rodolphe Saadé has decided to strengthen and adapt the Group’s organisational structure, says the company, in order to support its growth in an environment marked by an increasing number of financial, strategic and development challenges.
In his new position Ramon Fernandez (pictured) will be in charge of the financial steering of the Group and its subsidiaries, in particular cost control, financing, and investor relations. He will be a member of the Executive Committee of the CMA CGM Group and its subsidiary CEVA Logistics.
Ramon Fernandez began his career at the French Treasury Department before joining the IMF in Washington. Back in France, he held various positions at the Ministry of the Economy, the Presidency of the Republic and then the Ministry of Labour and was then Director General of the Treasury from 2009 to 2014. He joined Orange in 2014 as Executive Vice President Finance and Strategy, and currently holds the position of Executive Vice President Finance, Performance and Development.
Michel Sirat, a member of the CMA CGM Group’s Executive Committee, began his career at the French Treasury Department before joining the IMF in Washington. Back in France, he worked at the French Treasury Department before, as of 2000, holding a variety of management roles in the energy industry in France, the United States and Belgium. He joined the CMA CGM Group as Chief Financial Officer in 2011. He is currently EVP – Finance & Strategy and Group CFO.
Ramon Fernandez and Michel Sirat will take up their new positions at the start of the second quarter of 2023.