About the expert
Since 2011, Dr Yann Alix is the General Delegate of the Fondation SEFACIL which aims to set up, lead and animate a unique international think-tank of excellence around strategic & prospective analysis on themes related to the future of Maritime Transport, Ports & Logistics.
In the past 4 years, Prof. Alix was the Director of IPER (Port Training & Research Institute), a component of the NBS where he also headed the Logistics Dept. He collaborates actively in different training & engineering projects in Africa for the Port Authority of Le Havre. After receiving his PhD from Concordia University and his Doctorate in Transport Geography from Caen University, he started a career as consultant for Maritime Innovation in Rimouski, leading applied researches and studies for the Canadian & International port authorities, shipping & logistics companies. He is the author of more than 185 international conferences in 4 languages and has published several papers in academic journals as well as many professional reports.
In 2012, Dr. Yann ALIX inaugurates a new collection of books Les Océanides with 5 volumes, all downloaded for free on . Along with Prof. Dr. Benjamin Steck, Yann Alix has also initiated Afrique Atlantique, a second collection of books dedicated to port, maritime and logistics in Africa. 4 books have already been published since 2017. His latest book "Histoires courtes maritimes et portuaires. D'Afrique et d'ailleurs" is also availableon line.
His main research issues focus on Corporate Management & Strategies in the Port & Maritime industries as well as port-city relationships and freight inland corridors/transportation chains, especially on the African & South-American continents.