Ludovic Gérard‘ career summary:
Executive manager in shipping, Ludovic spent most of his career in CMA CGM which he joined in 1997 as new building manager. While the company grew very quickly, Ludovic developed his skills till his last position reached in 2013 as Vice President, Owned Fleet and Executive VP CMA Ships, the inhouse shipmanager of CMA CGM. During his time in CMA CGM, Ludovic has delivered 140 new vessels for the group, was involved in abt 3 B$ financing with Chinese leasing companies (new vessels and sale & Leaseback). During summer 2018, CMA Ships headed by Ludovic was managing 187 vessels, with a pool of abt 8,000 seafarers and 450 shore staff.
He decided to set sail by Summer 2018 to take up new challenges and he created Alwena Shipping to offer his experience to the industry.
During Summer 2020, he also joined AYRO (www.ayro.fr) as CEO to support the development of this start up company, designing, manufacturing and selling wingsails for cargo vessels.
Graduated engineer, major in Naval Architecture, ENSTA Paristech, Paris – 1995
Executive MBA, Kedge Business school, Marseille – 2009
ludovic.gerard @ alwenashipping.com Mobile: +33619949175
François-Xavier Louis‘ career summary:
Gr. engineer and naval architect, François-Xavier started his career at Dragage-Ports, the French company that operates dredgers for the French ports. During his time at Dragage-Ports, he took delivery of two new dredgers built in Spain and managed fully the retrofit of one dredger to LNG as fuel: engine exchange, type C tank, commissionning in June 2019. He was also involved in the technical maintenance of the dredgers fleets and was as well the DPA (Designated Person Ashore).
After 8 years, he decided to join Alwena Shipping to deliver his experience to the industry and support Alwena’ projects.
Graduated Engineer, major in Naval Architecture and Ship Systems, ENSTA Brest, 2010
francois-xavier.louis @ alwenashipping.com Mobile: +336767250706
Steven MA’ career summary:
Graduated engineer from Wuhan University of Technology, Steven started his career as surveyor and then station manager for CSS, in Germany and China, and later he joined Germanischer Lloyd during 5 years as Station Manager in China.
In 2008, he joined CMA CGM and eventually was running the CMA Ships China office, supporting the company’ activities for New-buildings, leasing deals, ship repairs and retrofits, spare parts and emergency response.
Early 2021, he decided to move and joined Alwena Shipping as China representative to cover the activities in China.
Bachelor of Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China, Major in Marine Power Engineering – 1985
steven.ma @ alwenashipping.com Mobile: +86 13818087163
高级工程师。 职业生涯始于中国船级社（CCS），作为一名高级验船师他曾被CCS外派到德国任汉堡分社检验业务部经理及审图部经理；后来他加入德国劳氏船级社（ GL ），在中国工作5年并担任检验站副经理。
2008 年，他加入 达飞轮船（CMA CGM），曾负责管理达飞船舶（CMA Ships）中国公司，支持和发展集团公司的新造船、船舶融资租赁、船舶维修和改装、备件以及应急响应等业务。
1985年 武汉理工大学 船舶动力装置专业 工学士。
联系方式：steven.ma @ alwenashipping.com Mobile: +86 13818087163
Thibault Vinet‘ career summary:
Gr. engineer, Thibault joined Perenco, an oil and gas company. He first worked in Cameroun as Offshore Field Engineer and later as Field Technical Manager. He was later appointed in Paris office as Marine & Offshore Project Manager, running conversion projects for the company.
After these 5 years, he decided to join Alwena Shipping to deliver his experience to the shipping industry and support Alwena’ projects.
Graduated Engineer, major in Naval Architecture and Ship Systems, ENSTA Brest, 2015, and major in Petroleum Engineering, Institut Français du Pétrole, 2016
thibault.vinet @ alwenashipping.com Mobile: +33 7 49 69 80 44
Vatea Sitjar’ career summary:
Unlimited licensed Master, Vatea sailed on various type of ships: cruise vessels, multipurpose cargo vessels, roro vessels.
He also work as DPA and Project Manager for shipping companies in French Polynesia.
Currently Master on board M/V Aranui V, Vatea works during his free time with Alwena Shipping.
Graduated from French Naval Academy with DESMM diploma in 2007.
vatea.sitjar @ alwenashipping.com Mobile +689 89 77 97 72