HomeOur executive committee

Confidence in our people is the basis of their drive and dedication for their customers.


Jean Durand-Ruel

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Durand-Ruel has worked for over eight years at Mazars, in Paris and as CEO of Mazars Hungary. He later joined Iveco Fiat, serving as CEO for Iveco’s financial companies for Russia, the CEE, Middle East and International Regions. Mr. Durand-Ruel joined Strategic Initiatives in 2011 where he worked on various M&A projects and held management position in companies involved in various activities (Retail, automotive, logistic…)

Mr. Durand-Ruel holds an EMBA from INSEAD.

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Michael Aouate

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Aouate had various professional experiences in medium size companies as CFO. He spent 3 years in South Africa for AMT before joining the Headquarter in Paris. He is with the group since 2013. Mr. Aouate holds a Master in Management and Finance from Paris University.

Daniel Frey

Chief Compliance Officer and QHSE Director

Mr. Frey joined in 1987 the US based Thermo Fisher Scientific company as to support. He joined Philip Morris International Management S.A in 2000 as Quality Assurance Entrepreneur role in their largest production sites. Further on, he entered the Oil & Gas business with AMT in 2012 as QHSE Director. Mr. Frey holds an EMBA – International Management from the HEC Geneva University.

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Jessica Hentzen

Head of Human Resources

Mrs. Hentzen has worked for almost 4 years at Bouygues in HR & Payroll Management and expatriation, especially in Africa. She joined later AccorHotels in Switzerland as Payroll Manager. Mrs. Hentzen joined NECOTRANS in 2016 as HR Manager Switzerland and HR administration & Payroll Manager international. Mrs. Hentzen holds two Bachelors from the University College Birmingham and IPAC.


Chief Operating Officer

Mr Foquereau has worked over 13 years in Shipping agents and Shipping Lines industry (MSC, Delmas, MOL). He served  four years  In Ivory Coast as MD for west africa Region and 4 years as MD in Nigeria. He later worked in Equatorial Guinea for 5 years as country MD for an international group specialised in International logistics for the Oil & Gas & construction sector. 

Before Joining AMT SA in Switzerland he was MD in Republic of Congo for Necotrans Group, specialised in logistics, Personal support services, and Shipping agencies mostly in the Oil & Gas sector.

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