Eugene D. Seroka

Eugene D. Seroka is a member of the ICTF JPA governing Board and also serves as the Executive Director for the Port of Los Angeles. Seroka brings more than 25 years of experience in shipping, global logistics and executive management to the ICTF-JPA.

Before becoming Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles, Seroka was Head of Commercial in the Americas Region for American Presidents Line (APL), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) and the world's seventh largest ocean carrier. He was also previously President of the Americas Region. Based in Phoenix, he led more than 1,000 employees and all of APLís Sales and Operations activities in North, Central, and South America. He managed sales for the Companyís Liner Shipping as well as overseeing its four U.S. marine terminals and intermodal operations throughout the geography. In his previous role, he was Vice President Middle East & East Africa, based in Dubai, for NOL group from April 2008.

Beginning in October 2005, Seroka served as the Vice President of APL Logistics Ltd located in Singapore, responsible for the logistics business in the twenty-six country Asia/Middle East & South Asia regions. Previously, he was the Managing Director of APL and APL Logistics Indonesia. Based in Jakarta, he was responsible for all Liner and Logistics business throughout the archipelago from June 2003 to October 2005.

Seroka began working for APL after graduating from business school as a sales support representative in the companyís Cincinnati office. He then served in a variety of roles in the sales management and marketing fields, in assignments throughout the United States. He was then posted as Director of Sales and Marketing in Shanghai for APL (China) Company Ltd in 1999.

Seroka obtained a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of New Orleans in 1986 and an MBA from the University of New Orleans in 1988.

In February 2014, the executive search firm Ralph Anderson & Associates began the search for a new Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles. Stakeholder groups, including representatives from the shipping industry, local community, labor, local elected officials and business groups, provided their perspectives on priorities for the position. In addition, a public hearing and an electronic survey were initiated to solicit more public input. After those efforts, the search firm, in conjunction with a committee of Harbor Commissioners, reviewed candidates and subsequently brought the top applicants before the entire Harbor Commission in a closed session meeting for interviews. The Harbor Commission then presented their top candidates to Mayor Garcetti for his review and consideration, leading to Mayor Garcetti's nomination, and eventual Harbor Commissioners selection. for the position of Executive Director.