Olivier Tretout

Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited

Olivier Tretout is the Chief Executive Officer of Kingston Freeport Terminal Limited, concessionaire of the Kingston Container Terminal. An engineer by profession, he studied at the distinguished Ecole Nationale des Travaux Publics de l’Etat in Lyon – where he combined the fields of engineering and financial management – and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris where he obtained a Master in Public Management and Technical Mastery. He is also the holder of a Maritime MBA from Euromed in Marseille.

Olivier began his career in the fields of urban planning and environmental policy and dedicated over twenty years to the French Ministry of Transport, Urban Planning, Environmental Policy and Social Housing. He managed several projects of up to 100 million Euros and oversaw major initiatives such as a low-cost housing project in Reunion Island, road and ports construction and maintenance in France and seaport and airport upgrading in French Guiana.

Olivier joined the CMA CGM Group in 2007 and has steadily developed his expertise in port management and development. Over the years, he has been assigned to oversee and develop key assets in competitive markets in Africa, South America, North America and the French West Indies.

Olivier is now immersed in his latest challenge to make Kingston a first-class hub and capitalise on the significant opportunities presented by the expansion of the Panama Canal.