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Emmanuel Macron Enlists Former Engie CEO as Ambassador for Logistics Corridor between Europe and Asia


Feb 13, 2024
Ex-Engie CEO selected as France’s representative for European-Asian logistics project.

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Gérard Mestrallet, former CEO of Engie and ex-president of Suez, has been appointed as emissary for the logistics integration corridor project between Europe and Asia, known as the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (Imec). The project aims to stimulate commercial relations between India, the Middle East, and Europe by providing an alternative to the new “Chinese Silk Roads”. An agreement in principle has already been signed by several countries and the European Union. The Imec project will take the form of a rail link and is expected to accelerate trade between India and Europe by 40%. Additionally, it includes the construction of an electric cable, a clean hydrogen pipeline, and a high-speed data cable. French President Emmanuel Macron hopes to position Marseille as the European “bridgehead” of the project, emphasizing the expertise of French companies in transportation and energy.

As the first emissary designated among participating countries, Mestrallet’s mission is to identify ports, railway and energy infrastructures to assess existing flows and forecast future ones. The port of Marseille may play a significant role in this project due to its potential ability to receive hydrogen. Furthermore, his mission includes positioning France as the main entry and exit point in Europe for the future corridor while diversifying sources of supply and strengthening economic, energy security. French companies are very interested in this project which makes Mestrallet’s support crucial for them positioning themselves for calls for tenders.

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