ROUEN, FRANCE — Nicolas Occis, a chief civil and forestry engineer, was appointed executive director of HAROPA - Port of Rouen on Jan. 12. He succeeds Philippe Deiss who was appointed managing director of ‘Ports Normands Associés’, in November 2014.

Occis was appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Port of Rouen, and also takes the presidency of the HAROPA EIG for the year 2015. He thus succeeds Hervé Martel, executive director of HAROPA – Port of Le Havre, as the executive director of each HAROPA port is president in turns.

A graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique and the French Civil Engineering School, Occis has been deputy sub-director for ports and waterway transport at the General Division of infrastructure, transportation and the sea within the Ministry of Ecology, sustainable Development and Energy, since 2012.

In this post, he contributed to the drawing-up and implementation of the French port strategy, with the aim of improving French ports’ competitiveness.

Nicolas Occis presented his best wishes for the New Year to the port communities, as the new executive director of Rouen and HAROPA president, trusting that everybody should work in close cooperation and confidence to strengthen the promising results recorded by HAROPA at the dawn of its fourth year of existence.