ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Xavier Destriau as their new CFO. The appointment was made by the Company’s Board of Directors.
Xavier Destriau will take up his position on June 15th, 2018 and will replace Acting CFO, Mr. Yohai Benita.
Mr. Destriau previously worked for CMA CGM where he held the position of Vice President – Head of Group Financing from 2014 to 2016, in total he has spent over ten years at CMA CGM and during that time his main purpose was managing the consolidated group debt and developing a diversified financing strategy with a strong focus on the Asian region.
CEO of ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd, Eli Glickman said about the new appointment, “I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep appreciation to Yohai Benita. Through recent challenging business periods, Yohai contributed to the Company’s stability and played a crucial role in the financial restructuring. I would like to thank Yohai for his dedication over the years and wish him good luck in his future endeavors. I welcome Xavier to ZIM and wish him success in this challenging position”.
Mr. Destriau joins ZIM after completing two years with the exclusive advisory firm LTF Partners who have special expertise in emerging and frontier markets. Mr. Destiau has also served as Financial Planning and Analysis Manager for Europe at HONEYWELL Inc. the new Zim CFO has an Engineering degree from CPE Lyon along with an MBA degree from EM Lyon Business School.