Founder & Chief of CMA CGM Decorated by French President

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

April 15, 2015

Jacques Saadé

Jacques Saadé


The CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce that the French President François Hollande has decorated Mr Jacques R. Saadé, the CMA CGM Group Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.

Mr Saadé was decorated by Mr François Hollande during a ceremony on April 14th, attended by Mr Saadé’s family. Several Ministers and corporate executives were also present.

During his speech President François Hollande recognized Jacques Saadé’s outstanding achievement in building one of the world’s leading container shipping companies in just a few decades. He also expressed the nation’s pride in having CMA CGM as an ambassador of France to the world.

The title of Commander of the Legion of Honor is one of the French Republic’s highest distinctions. It is granted solely to upstanding people who have significantly contributed to the prestige of their country.

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