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Noel Hacegaba

Managing Director of Commercial Operations and Chief Commercial Officer @ Port of Long Beach, Ca.

Dr. Noel Hacegaba is the Managing Director of Commercial Operations and Chief Commercial Officer for the Port of Long Beach.  He is the senior executive responsible for developing and executing business development strategies to drive volume and revenue growth at the Port, which handles more than $180 billion of cargo each year.

Noel also leads the Port’s Business Development, Port Operations, Customer Service and Security departments, and collaborates with customers and industry partners to design strategies to drive efficiencies and to optimize the supply chain.

Prior to his current role, Noel served as the Port’s Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer and was responsible for managing the day-to-day business activities of the Port.  He began his career at the Port as the Executive Officer to the Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Noel has more than 23 years of public and private sector experience spanning a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Port, he managed $200 million in contracts for a Fortune 500 company.  In earlier roles, he served as a Chief of Staff for an elected official, a business executive for a growing international company, a research analyst for a policy research group and as a management consultant.

Noel is a graduate of the University of Southern California and holds degrees in economics (BA and MA), business administration (BS)   and urban planning (MPL).  He also earned a doctorate in public administration from the University of La Verne.  Noel is a Certified Port Executive and Port Professional Manager and serves on boards and committees of various industry-related organizations, including the Marine Exchange of Southern California, Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce and the American Association of Port Authorities.