7 May 2021
Haidar HAMID - In-House Lawyer, Legal & Insurance Department
1/ What has been your career path so far?
After my studies in business law (Masters’ degree) I started my career in large corporations such as Air France-KLM and Bolloré Transports & Logistics, before moving to a smaller real estate company named JMP Expansion. I went back to the transportation industry, shipping this time, when I joined LDA.
2/ Could you tell us more about your current role / your missions?
I am a corporate lawyer specialising in corporate law. I take care of the day-to-day legal management of LDA’s subsidiaries, both in France and at an international level, from creation to dissolution. I am therefore involved in new partnership (joint venture) projects, writing documents such as partner agreements.
3/ What do you like the most in this job?
I like being involved in major projects, being able to help in their creation and bring them to fruition.
4/ Could you name 3 must-have qualities for this job?
Attention to detail, adaptability and teamwork.
5/ Any anecdote or major fact you would like to share about your job?
I joined the LDA group at the end of the first 2020 lockdown. The integration process went well, even though I have not yet been able to see the faces of all my co-workers at the head office because of the mask-wearing rules. I am eager to see this health crisis coming to an end!
6/ Are you a land or sea person?
I would say a land person. Unfortunately, I have not had an opportunity to live by the sea yet. I grew up in Toulouse and then Paris, but it has not prevented me from going on seaside trips, more particularly to the Brittany peninsula.
7/ What are your hobbies and interests?
I enjoy travelling, literature, auteur cinema and everything closely or remotely connected to discovery.
8/ What is your motto?
"Impose your luck, embrace your happiness and go toward your risks. By looking at you, they’ll get used to it.” René Char