CMA CGM North America and American President Lines
Peter Levesque joined CMA CGM as president of the Marseilles-based carrier's North American division as well as American President Lines. He has more than 30 years of international transportation and logistics experience. He previously was president of Ports America Group and CEO of Modern Terminals Ltd. in Hong Kong, where he lived and worked for more than 25 years.
Prior to Modern Terminals, Levesque served as Senior Vice President of CEVA Logistics Supply Chain Group. He also served as Regional Vice President for DHL’s International Supply Chain Group Asia Pacific. In 2000 he co-founded V-Logic Limited, a niche third-party logistics company based in Hong Kong which was acquired in 2006. He also held several key management positions with American President Lines, including Managing Director of APL Logistics (ACS) for North Asia.
Mr. Levesque holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, and an MBA from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has served as Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship for the Kellogg/HKUST MBA program, and for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s MBA program.
Mr. Levesque served two terms as Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong which represents over 700 companies and 40 different nationalities. In addition to his time at AmCham he served as President of The American Club in Hong Kong in 2013. He currently serves as a board member on the Hong Kong – United States Business Council.
Mr. Levesque is the author of The Shipping Point, The Rise of China and the Future of Retail Supply Chain Management, which was published by Wiley & Sons in 2011.