Dominique Lebreton, member of the MGI Executive Board and Audits, Projects and Marketing Director, has just been appointed a French Foreign Trade Advisor (Conseiller du Commerce Extérieur – CCE) by French Decree of 16 January 2019, signed by the Prime Minister and published in official journal no. 15.
CCEs are selected on the basis of their skills and experience in French exports and in promoting France’s development around the world. They are proposed by the French Secretary of State for Foreign Trade and appointed for a three-year term.
Dominique Lebreton, aged 46, has an MBA from Kedge Business School and 23 years’ experience in logistics, ports, air freight, customs and IT. He will be proud to fly the French flag.
This appointment recognises his unique skills in auditing port logistics processes in France and internationally, and in managing projects that link all logistics activities within a port. His know-how has been acquired throughout his career since joining MGI in 2000, a company specialised in developing and implementing smart information systems. Ci5 is our latest innovation and the next-generation of Port Community System.
Dominique has been Audits, Projects and Marketing Director since 2015, and also heads up the R&D Department, responsible for integrating the latest technologies and innovations from Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, IoT and Blockchain into MGI solutions.
As MGI Ambassador in France and overseas, Dominique manages relationships with government ministries, customs administrations, port authorities and also with international organisations and associations such as the European Commission, IAPH (International Association of Ports and Harbors) and IPCSA (International Port Community Association).
CCEs are given a number of assignments by the public authorities. Dominique will provide advisory services to the public authorities, support businesses seeking international development, raise awareness among young people and promote France as an attractive trading destination. Dominique will join a network of over 4,000 advisors in France and overseas, who volunteer their time and experience in support of France.
Jaap van den Hoogen, President of the MGI Executive Board, underlines that “this appointment rewards the experience and expertise that Dominique has acquired throughout his career at MGI and demonstrates his commitment to collective action. It also recognises the role that MGI can play in developing international trade in France. I am convinced that Dominique’s experience will be valuable to the public authorities and businesses.”