International port operator Yilport Holding announced on Monday it has hired veteran liner executive Nicolas Sartini to serve as its co-chief executive officer.

Sartini will be running Yilport alongside founder, chairman and CEO Robert Yuksel Yildirim with a view to “expand… [its] global footprint and high-service quality,” the company said in a press release.

The appointment entered into effect on 25 January.

Sartini, born in Paris in 1961, spent most of its career at CMA CGM, which he joined in 1989.