The board of Sogemar Spa, will appoint Matthieu Gasselin as new Chief Executive Officer of Sogemar Group, the Intermodal Arm of Contship Italia Group, starting 01 September 2020.

Gasselin, who is 46 and born in France, will succeed Sebastiano Grasso who has been at the helm of Sogemar Group for the last 20 years.

Mr. Gasselin brings a wealth of international assignments in senior management roles out of which several years at CNH Industrial and later at BCUBE as Managing Director of the Transportation Business Unit.

“Heading Sogemar, a company with such a great history, is an especially attractive challenge” – said Gasselin. “The intermodal arm of Contship Italia Group has undergone remarkable development over the last years. The most important now is to exploit the company’s existing potential to make Sogemar and its operating companies Hannibal, Oceanogate Italia and Rail Hub Milano, even more competitive.”

“With Matthieu Gasselin, we have been successful in recruiting a very experienced manager in whom we have full confidence to succeed and give new impulse to Sogemar Group and to strengthen the company’s position as a leading provider of Intermodal services” – said Thomas Eckelmann, President Sogemar group and President of EUROKAI GmbH & Co. KGaA, the ultimate controlling shareholder of Contship Italia Group. “We are grateful and thankful to Sebastiano Grasso, for the commitment and leadership in Sogemar Group during the last two decades.”

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