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Management team

The group management is commited to ensure all employees well-being on duty and to create a teams spirit taking care of each one development.

Our personnel is at the center of our concerns, good and fluid communication and confidence make a great added value in the quality of service each one delivers.

Patrick Bryon

Patrick BRYON
Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from a engineering school, starting in audit and consulting international firms, I have more than 28 years experience in transport and logistics. I have been in management positions as CFO and MD in group and companies covering almost all range of transport services such as freight forwarding, logistics, warehousing, express courier, trucking, shipping and stevedoring.
Together with the MDs of France, Belgium and Holland, we took over the group through a LBO end of 2018, fully refunded after 3 years end of 2021.

Sven DE MEESTER, Naxco Belgium

Business Unit Director Liner - Managing Director Belgium

I started my shipping career + 25 years ago in one of the bigger Antwerp shipping agencies. After acquiring some years of experience at a forwarder I returned back to the agency & carrier side of logistics in managerial positions (both at 3rd party agency & a global carrier). The career “ladder” brought me to Naxco group in Belgium in 2013 & since 2019 as a managing partner at Naxco.

Karim Sikias

Business Unit Director Port & Marine Services - Managing Director France

Have more than 25 years experience in the shipping industry mainly container business.
I started my carrier with CMA CGM in Marseille before moving abroad in different locations : Egypt, Romania and Ukraine In 2014 I joined Naxco to set up a network for the port service activity before becoming the General Manger of Naxco in France.


Business Unit Director Freight Forwarding & Logistics – Managing Director Holland

Graduated from high school, I started around 40 years ago in 1982 my career at Aseco and after that I have been working in several management positions at several shipping & forwarding companies. Around 20 years I am now working at Slavenburg & Huyser, first as Sales Director and since 10 years as Managing Director dealing with freight forwarding, 4PL supply chain, warehousing and liner agency.


Managing Director Italy

With over fifty years’ experience in the shipping sector, I acquired my knowledge by working for various shipping companies and customs declarants in Prato. This experience enabled me to deepen and broaden my expertise in the French market and to consolidate a vast network of business contacts and international correspondents, particularly in the fashion and luxury sectors. In 1994, I became a partner in Galardi SRL, actively contributing to the opening and expansion of the branches in France. I currently hold the prestigious position of Managing Director for Italy.


Deputy Managing Director Italy & Managing Director Portugal

I began my career in the transport sector over 45 years ago. I initially specialized in land, air and sea traffic and customs procedures, before moving on to commercial functions. I became a partner of Galardi SRL in 1987 and, over the last decade, I have managed the Milan branch, where I set up new trades and inaugurated the logistics division. In 2010 I was appointed Director of the Galardi Norte branch in Portugal, and I am currently also Deputy Managing Director for Italy.


Managing Director OTEC – Czech Republique

I have been working in the field of transport since 1989. Since 1997 I have been the director of the company OTEC in the Czech Republic until today.

Patrick Cohen

Patrick COHEN
Business Unit Director Overland Forwarding and Logistics

Patrick has a long experience in freight forwarding and logistics and has held many positions as a sales representative, Sales Manager and General Manager in reputable companies such as OTEC, PANALPINA, EGETRA, DE RIJKE...


Managing Director NAXCO Ukraine

Chemical engineer with a degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute and IAE Lyon, Petro has more than 10 years’ experience in management positions in industry, supply chain and business development for foreign companies, particularly French companies based in Ukraine.


Operational Director

I have over 26 years of experience in logistics. I joined Slavenburg & Huyser in October 1997 and started working in the Customer Service department for the carrier Senator Lines that Slavenburg & Huyser represented at that time.
Over the years, I gradually moved up in the company from supervisor of the booking desk to supervisor operations and finally manager operations and joined the management team of Slavenburg & Huyser.
From the 1st of February 2024, I will take the position of Operational Director and together with Thomas Germier I will be in charge of Naxco Netherlands.


Business Unit Director Multimodal
Managing Director NAXCO Netherlands

Originally from the Paris area where he studied Logistics, Thomas GERMIER has moved to The Netherlands in 1999 and worked for different shipping Lines (deepsea and shortsea) where he mainly developed intra-European containerized intermodal networks. In 2018 he was appointed Managing Director of Naxco Logistics Benelux in Rotterdam where he led a team of specialists providing container transport to/from France. On February 1st, 2024 following the merge of Naxco Logistics Benelux and Slavenburg&Huyser, he has been appointed Managing Director of the new Dutch entity: NAXCO Netherlands.


Business Unit Director NVOCC

A profound background in shipping and NVOCC, developed since 1993, was the basis of building United Ocean Lines and its related branches UOL Consolidators, UOL Projects. 


Managing Director Morocco

He hold a bachelor in business (1998) and an MBA focused in international trade (2003) from the University of Central Oklahoma ( USA). He has served as an operations manager for one of the largest shipping agencies in Morocco til 2014 at which time he joined OCP group as the head of maritime operations before becoming the country / General Manager of our Moroccan branch.

Fahim Ayad

Fahim AYAD
Managing Director Shipping and Port Services Algeria

Joined SOGEMCO SPA since 2012 as shipping agent, had promoted then after to branch Manager for East Area in 2015, Right after to operation Manager Over All Algerian ports. 11 years in shipping industry, gained an extensive experience in both shipping aspects (commercial & operations) by handling all kind of ships, container ships, yacht & cruise coordinator, breakbulk supervisor & special knowledge in off shore projects


Managing Director Exceptional Transport and Logistics Algeria.


Ratanaworn CHUTTONG (Duke)
Managing Director Thaïland

Duke has over 20 years’ experience in the maritime industry. He previously held roles in various reputed companies – Intertek Testing Services, Jardine Shipping Services and Qatargas. Duke obtained a Bachelor of Business from the Assumption University of Thailand.

Eileen Lee

Eileen LEE
Deputy Managing Director Thaïland

Eileen has extensive experience in the maritime industry. Prior to joining TSL NAXCO, she held roles in Singapore and Shanghai with Singhai Marine, POSH Offshore and Jardine Shipping Services. Eileen graduated with a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore.


Chief Financial Officer

Over 20 years diverse finance experience within family and listed companies.– Holding senior posts across Finance, Accountancy and controlling and support functions. Leads the French International team.

Experienced across controlling and cash management, accounting, tax, M&A, consolidation & IFRS and Audit and Control


Chief Financial Officer, Northern and Central Europe

I have 31 years of experience in the maritime business, working for 3 big independent shipping and forwarding companies. After my military service I started as an accountant in 1992 working for the Herfurth Group in Antwerp for 11 years, ending as chief accountant. Then I moved to De Keyser Thornton in 2003 for 5 years as financial director and afterwards from 2008 until 2018 I was group CFO for the Royal Burger Group in Rotterdam. Since 2018 back at the Naxco Group responsible for Belgium and The Netherlands concerning accounting, cash management, controlling, tax, reportings,… This job is since July also extended to Eastern Europe (Naxco Poland and Czech Republic).


Chief Financial Officer GALARDI and Southern Europe

With over 35 years’ experience in finance, I became a partner of Galardi SRL in 1987 and now hold the position of Chief Financial Officer of GALARDI SRL and Southern Europe. My area of expertise includes financial analysis and forecasting, risk management, liquidity control and management, and tax compliance. My main objective is to ensure the financial stability of the Galardi Group, guiding decisions towards growth and economic solidity.