DSS Holding has specialised companies that offer services and solutions in the following fields

The Port Services

We manage, repair and maintain onshore port equiment such as trailers, forklifts, straddle carriers and cars. We have onsite maintenance team ensuring 24/7/365 service.

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Freight &
Logistic Services

Based in Beirut, Syria and Iraq, we offer fully integrated, air, sea and land transport services.

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The Port Agency

Headquartered in Beirut and Syria, we offer port agency services for break bulk, tankers and RORO vessels. We coordinate all aspects for port calls, from booking berth allocations and services ahead of vessels arrival to finalizing the D/A and all documentation and paper work.
Our long existing experience and relations with port authorities, port operators and service providers ensure the shortest and most cost effective port calls. READ MORE

Harbour Towage
& Marine Services

We offer all necessary services to ensure ships safe arrival and departure to and from ports and terminals. We offer as well marine services for offshore oil and gas platforms.

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Petroleum Services & Supplies

Our group developed this specialized activity with the expansion of the marine gas and oil offshore business in Lebanon.
Our aim is to provide the operators in the petroleum sector with the required services and supplies.

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Real Estate Development

We raise funds and develop residential and office low consumption buildings. Our team has an extensive experience in construction, project management and sales.

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Albi Diet Center

A newly born diet center and polyclinics specialised in cardiac prevention and rehabilitation programs.

Albi creates to its clientele a healthy lifestyle through the personalized and comprehensive programs it offers and the gym facility it provides.

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OUR VALUES

At DSS our values are guided by our responsiveness in offering solutions and services to our customers with a superior value proposition. We commit to provide service excellence with a spirit of accountability and trustworthiness while being very competitive.

We target ourselves with an entrepreneurial spirit in identifying opportunities and activities that can create a profitable growth and value for our shareholders.

OUR COMPANIES

Headquartered in Beirut, DSS-Holding was established in 2009. It has grown since into seven separate operative entities.

Transport Solutions, founded in 2007 and acquired in 2010, specialized in port services.

Transporters, acquired on September 2016, was incorporated in Lebanon in 2009. Transporters is a fully integrated logistics provider, equally involved in Sea, Air, Land freight operations and warehousing.read more...

METCO, founded in 2004 and acquired in 2016, specialized in the following services: Port agency, vessel and crew husbandry, shipping agency and spare parts supply.

Dynamic Port Services Offshore, founded in 2016 specialized in Harbour Towage & Offshore Marine Services.

Dynamic Petroleum Services & Supplies "DPSS", founded in 2016, specialized in the services and supplies to the petroleum operators in Lebanon.

Aspect Developers, in 2016 we acquired a share in this company. Aspect developers was founded in 2012, specialized in real estate development. read more...

Albi SAL, established in 2017, specialized in healthy food and lifestyle. read more...

DSS-Holding companies currently employ a total of 150 employees and has Global Consulting S.A.S based in France, the consultancy arm of the group. read more...

MANAGEMENT

He worked in the banking sector from 1983 till 1989 where he held different management responsibilities in the exchange and treasury departments. In 1989 he joined CMA-CGM as Treasurer then from 1997 till 2015 he becomes CEO of Merit Corporation, the mother company of CMA-CGM. He also occupied the position of General Manager of operational subsidiaries of CMA-CGM Group in Lebanon, Syria and the Middle-East. He chaired the board of Lattakia International Container Terminal and sat on the board of Souria Holding and Fransabank Algeria.

Bernard Gerdy holds a Master in Business Administration from the Lebanese University and a DESS Finance from Institut Supérieur d’Etudes Financières et d’Ingénierie University of Aix-Marseille III.

SAWAYA SAWAYA

COO

COO of logistics and air freight activities in DSS Holding

He has an extensive experience in airways management, freight and logistics. He was General Manager France of Trans Mediterranean Airways from 1984 till 1986. He then became General Manager Europe of TMA until 2010. He lately was Chief Compliance Officer of TMA From 2010 until 2014. He was also a former professor at the Ecole Supérieure des Transports et de la Logistique in Paris.

He is holder of Medal of Merit from the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Medal of Merit of Kuwait Government.

PIERRE BADARANI

CFO

Pierre Badarani is currently the CFO of DSS holding and the General Manager of Aspect Developers a Beirut based Real Estate development firm. He has 9 years experience in the field of real estate development and construction.

He started his career as a consultant at Andersen Consulting in Paris. From 2002 till 2008 he occupied the position of financial controller and CFO at Fedex Paris and Wriley France.

Pierre Badarani has a Bachelor of Engineering from Sussex University U.K, and an MBA from University of Chicago-Rotterdam School of Management.

MANSOUR BOU NASSIF

HR ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR

He has served in the Lebanese army from 1973 until 1998. After retiring from the army he joined Merit Corporation, the mother company of CMA-CGM as Administrative and HR Director from 1998 until 2015.

General Bounasif has graduated from the Académie Militaire. He holds a Bachelor in Law from the University La Sagesse, Beirut.

BOARD MEMBERS

BERNARD GERDY

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

He worked in the banking sector from 1983 till 1989 where he held different management responsibilities in the exchange and treasury departments. In 1989 he joined CMA-CGM as Treasurer then from 1997 till 2015 he becomes CEO of Merit Corporation, the mother company of CMA-CGM. He also occupied the position of General Manager of operational subsidiaries of CMA-CGM Group in Lebanon, Syria and the Middle-East. He chaired the board of Lattakia International Container Terminal and sat on the board of Souria Holding and Fransabank Algeria.

Bernard Gerdy holds a Master in Business Administration from the Lebanese University and a DESS Finance from Institut Supérieur d’Etudes Financières et d’Ingénierie University of Aix-Marseille III.

FADY BAKHOS

BOARD MEMBER

A senior legal, corporate and investment advisor with more than 20 years of experience. He has extensive know-how in the origination and execution of a wide range of diversified cross-border transactions for corporations and family offices across the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. He has specific knowledge of real estate, banking, financial and hospitality sectors. He is member of various corporate boards in multiple jurisdictions.

Fady Bakhos holds a Masters in Private Law from St. Joseph University Beirut, an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at Georgetown University and an Executive MBA from London Business School.

KARIM NASSIF

BOARD MEMBER

A partner in Cotty Vivant Marchisio & Lauzeral based in Dubai. He has more than 17 years’ experience in civil law, arbitration, commercial and corporate law, real estate and construction law.

Before joining his current firm, Karim headed for many years the departments of international arbitration, real-estate and construction, and corporate commercial of a leading Dubai-based law-firm; he was as well counsel to one of the leading shipping liners in the world and a lawyer in a leading law-firm in Beirut.

Karim Nassif holds an an LLB and LLM (Hons) in Business Law and a Diploma in Law and IT from the University of Montpellier. He is admitted to the Beirut Bar and is licensed as a legal consultant in Dubai.

PAUL MAUCACHEN

BOARD MEMBER

CEO and owner of Kappa Systems which extrudes and assembles PVC windows and doors. Kappa Systems founded in 1993 has a 11000m2 factory and export 60% of its production to Europe.

He started his career as stockbroker at Refco from 1986 till 1989. In 1989 he joined CMA-CGM as portfolio manager in the Treasury department.

He holds a Master in Economics from Saint Joseph University Beirut.

WILFRID PERTOT

BOARD MEMBER

Owns and runs Labo Pertot a dental laboratory since 2001 in Marseille France which has grown to become one the leading dental laboratory in south of France. He started his career at Laboratoire Brouillet Francher Magneville where he worked from 1990 till 2001.

Wilfrid Pertot holds a diploma in Dental Prosthesis from University Antonine Baabda, Lebanon.

MAYA MATAR

LEGAL COUNSEL

A practicing lawyer at SOUHAID & SAYSSA law firm and registered at the Beirut Bar Association. Maitre Matar has over 12 years experience and is specialized in corporate legal transactions and acquisitions in Lebanon and Arab countries.

Maya Matar Souhaid holds a degree in Private Law and a DESS in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution from St. Joseph University - Beirut. She completed an Executive MBA at Ecole Supérieure des Affaires in Beirut (ESA- ESCP EAP) and currently is preparing an Executive Doctorate in Public Affairs at Paris-Dauphine University.

CONTACT US

DSS Holding

Yared Building - 2nd floor

Jamarek Street

Saifi - Beirut - Lebanon

Tel: +961 1 560 060

Fax: +961 1 443 069

Email: info@dss-holding.com



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