Dr. Noel Hacegaba

Deputy Executive Director/COO
Port of Long Beach


Dr. Noel Hacegaba is responsible for managing the day-to-day administration and operations of the Port of Long Beach.  Previously, he served as the Port’s Chief Commercial Officer and successfully managed the Port’s commercial operations during a period of significant industry realignment and led the recovery of its largest terminal following the biggest bankruptcy in shipping line industry history.

Dr. Hacegaba has more than 24years 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.  Dr. Hacegaba is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where he earned degrees in economics, business administration, and urban planning. He also earned his doctorate degree in public administration from the University of La Verne. 

He currently serves on the Boards of various industry and non-profit organizations, including the Marine Exchange of Southern California, the University of Denver Transportation Institute, and the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA), where he serves as Chairman of the Board.