About the Council


Nicolas Sartini

Nicolas Sartini,

CEO,
APL

Nicolas Sartini is Chief Executive Officer of APL, overseeing its global container shipping business. Prior to joining APL, Mr. Sartini was CMA CGM Group’s Senior Vice President of Asia-Europe and Asia Mediterranean Lines since 2008, and was also responsible for ANL and Cheng Lie Navigation.  He oversaw Asia-Europe trades from 1999 after previously serving as Vice President of the Mediterranean Express line beginning in 1993. He has been with CMA CGM for 25 years. Before joining CMA S.A., he worked with Delmas from 1985 to 1990, first as a line manager of its subsidiary, Octomar, then as director of African Island Shipping and finally as a manager in charge of the Indian Ocean line.  Mr. Sartini graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school in 1983.

APL, one of the world’s leading ocean carriers, offers more than 120 weekly services and call ports in over 70 countries worldwide through an international shipping network that combines high-quality intermodal operations with advanced technology, equipment and e-commerce.

APL is part of the CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping group founded in 1978 by Jacques R. Saadé. CMA CGM has a global presence with numerous vessels calling various ports all over the world.  CMA CGM has grown continuously, and has been constantly innovating to offer its clients new sea, land and logistics solutions. Headquartered in Marseille, the Group has employees all over the world in hundreds of agencies.