PHILIPPE LOUIS-DREYFUS

President of the Supervisory Board of PACEMAR

In 1974, after having acquired a shipping experience in London and Oslo, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus joined Banque Louis Dreyfus where he created a specialized shipping finance department.


In 1986, he left his family group to go and work with Banque Pallas France, in charge of the business and corporate division.
In 1994, he became President of Credit Naval.
In 1996, he returned to his family business to take the responsibility of LOUIS DREYFUS ARMATEURS, of which, together with his children, he finally took over 100 % control.


Philippe Louis-Dreyfus was elected President of Armateurs de France (2002-2004), the French Ship-owners‘ Association of which he is Vice-President,  and also President of ECSA, the European Community Ship-owners’ Association (2006-2009) of which he remains Vice-President. He was also the President of BIMCO from 2015 to 2017.

Furthermore, he is a French Foreign Trade Advisor (CNCCEF) and an Administrator of Institut Curie as well as Administrator and Vice-President of Medef International.

Active sport man, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus has been a French Team Champion in squash and selected at National University level in Rugby. He also served two years in the French Army as an Airborne Cavalry Officer.


Among other distinctions, Philippe Louis-Dreyfus is Commandeur of the Légion d'Honneur and Officer of the British Empire (OBE).

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